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OCLC number
56370874
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Author
Cantello, Gerald Wynne,1927-
Title
The roles played by the Canadian General Electric Company's Atomic Power Department in Canada's nuclear power program :work, organization and success in APD, 1955-1995.
Degree
M.A. -- Trent University, 2003
Publisher
Ottawa :National Library of Canada = Bibliothè€que nationale du Canada,[2004]
Description
2 microfiches.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Abstract
This thesis explores the roles played by the Canadian General Electric Company's Atomic Power Department (APD) in Canada's distinctive nuclear power program. From the establishment of APD in 1955 until the completion of the KANUPP project in Pakistan in 1972, the company's strategy encompassed the design, manufacture, and commissioning of entire nuclear power projects in Canada and abroad. APD then developed a specialized role in the design and supply of complete nuclear fuel handling systems, nuclear fuel bundles, and service work, that sustained a thriving workplace. Five key factors are identified as the reasons behind the long and successful history of the department: (1) Strong, capable and efficient management from the start, (2) Flexible organizational structure, (3) Extremely competent design group, (4) Excellent manufacturing, test, commissioning and service capabilities, (5) Correctly identifying, at the right time, the best fields in which to specialize.
Subject
Nuclear industry Canada History.
ISBN
0612808386
9780612808386
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