Rander Canadian Innovative Solutions (RCIS) Inc. is a technology start-up company that is committed to provide innovative solutions to Canadian Nuclear Industry. We strongly believe that Nuclear Energy will continue to play significant role in providing clean, safe, and affordable energy to millions of Canadian. Our company has been providing Engineering, Project Management, Quality Assurance and Procurement services to Canadian Nuclear Industry since 2003. We fully endorse Government of Canada’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Statement of Principles and Action Plan.
Our company has years of in-depth knowledge of CANDU technology based Nuclear Reactors and associated Primary and Secondary Systems. Our company founder has been providing services to renowned companies such as Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Bruce Power, BWXT, and Energy Solutions. We have in-house experience and expertise in modification and development of Nuclear Reactor Design, Primary and Secondary Systems in Nuclear Power Plant, Fuelling Machine and Nuclear Fuel Handling related systems.
Our goal is to apply the knowledge gained in Nuclear Industry over last two decades, perform research and development activities, and develop a feasible reactor design on a small scale. Based on the initial concept, our target is to develop 40 MW Small Modular Reactor that will provide low-carbon power to Canadian homes, offices, businesses, heating to buildings, battery charging for electric vehicles and fulfilling other day to day necessity for electric power.
Our founder and associates are licensed Professional Engineers in Ontario and PMI certified Project Management professionals. Our technical knowledge in Nuclear Industry combined with Project Management and Quality Assurance expertise provide our start-up with opportunity to flourish and develop feasible design SMR that can be utilized in Canadian market as well as abroad.
Since number of SMRs deployed worldwide will be greater in number and expected to increase, reactors design needs to be simplified and user friendly. Also, safety and shutdown systems need to be robust and failsafe. RCIS Simplified 40 MW Reactor Design with innovative enhanced Safety Systems will provide safe and reliable power generation solutions. Our Failsafe design function will ensure the safety of employee, public and environment in any abnormal event. Our SMR will have the flexibility to easily transport to centralized remote location facility for refueling and maintenance purpose. This facility to be located at remote location approved by Regulators and applicable municipality. RCIS Design will facilitate easy to remove spent fuel and loading of new fuel.
RCIS is committed to select the fuel type that will meet regulatory requirements and international commitment to Nuclear safety. RCIS Fuel Type selection is expected to minimize generation of high- level waste. Our reactor design to have higher fuel burn-up rates, reducing the amount of waste produced. RCIS is determined to perform further research and development activities to determine impact and performance of our SMR if placed underground, above ground and underwater. RCIS designed SMR will produce power at lower cost per Megawatt. We are committed to ensure that Canadian and International Operating experience are incorporated in our design.
RCIS is a Nuclear Start-up company with vision to establish Nuclear Design Engineering Office in the riding of York South Weston. Our company is currently located in this community of York South Weston.
This region has one of the lowest household incomes in the Greater Toronto Area. Our start-up organization success will result in increase in high paying Nuclear jobs in the region.
DEMONSTRATION & DEPLOYMENT
Develop 40 MW SMR Design with Innovative Enhanced Safety System
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 38, 40
Since number of SMRs deployed worldwide will be greater in number and expected to increase, reactors design needs to be simplified and user friendly. However, Safety and Shutdown systems needs to be robust and failsafe. Reactor to be designed shall be easily loaded, unloaded and transported using flat-bed truck. Maintenance and Refueling to be performed at centralized remote location. Research & Development on above ground, underground, and underwater SMR to be performed in detail during detailed design. Our unit is expected to produce power at lower cost per megawatt.
RCIS concept is expected to deliver simplified reactor design with innovative and enhanced safety system.
The Failsafe design function will ensure the safety of employee, public and environment in case of any abnormal event. RCIS concept will ensure that SMR are easily transported using flat-bed truck. RCIS SMR concept design to ensure easy interface with maintenance and refueling facility. Design will facilitate easy to remove spent fuel and loading of new fuel. This facility to be located at remote location approved by Regulators and applicable municipality.
DEMONSTRATION & DEPLOYMENT
Strategic Partnership and Fleet Deployment Pathways
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 46, 47
RCIS to carry out all developmental work in Canada utilizing Canadian supply chain and Canadian workforce. RCIS will seeks partnership with Canadian EPC firms, Original Equipment Manufacturer and other supply chain companies as deemed necessary.
Our Company has contacts with Nuclear Suppliers in United States, India, and other countries, and may use specialize skills during development phase to achieve the optimal SMR design.
RCIS to utilize Canadian expertise and competencies available in the nuclear sector. RCIS will compete in Canadian and International market once the feasible SMR design is developed and approved by regulator and associated Fuel Handling solutions are finalized.
POLICY, LEGISLATION, AND REGULATIONS
Canadian Licensing and Fuel Handling
Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 44, 45
As outlined in roadmap recommendation 44, RCIS to engage with the CNSC at an early stage through process available which includes Vendor Design Review and Four steps pre-licensing process. Also, as per recommendation 45, RCIS to engage with NWMO on fuel waste management specification and cost. Fuel Type selected shall minimize generation of high-level waste. The reactor design to have higher fuel burn-up rates, reducing the amount of waste produced.
Early engagement with CNSC will facilitate efficient licensing procedures and steps required. RCIS have the experience with waste categorization and spent fuel handling. RCIS engagement with NWMO will clarify requirements related to appropriate technical specifications for safe spent fuel disposal facility and compatible waste type. Fuel- type selection and fission products generated to be evaluated further by RCIS Inc. and optimal fuel type will be selected with the approval from regulators. Waste Type and waste categorization report will be issued once approved by the regulators. This will be discussed further with CNSC and NWMO.
CAPACITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND PUBLIC CONFIDENCE
Promoting Diversity and Indigenous Engagement
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 39, 43
RCIS will hire Senior Management team that consists of members of Visible minority. RCIS will involve Indigenous communities from Project Initiation phase to Project Completion. Also, qualified members of visible minority group and Indigenous group will be hired for the duration of the project.
RCIS will provide opportunity to members of visible minority to be part of the Nuclear Executive team. Our organization will fill this gap that exist in Canadian Nuclear Industry. Our organization will provide next generation leaders and workforce that will include youth, women, and Indigenous people. Our company is in the community of York South Weston. This region has one of the lowest household incomes in the Greater Toronto Area. Our start-up organization success will result in increase in high paying Nuclear jobs for the locals in the region.