January 11, 2012 by Andrew Snook
Aecon Group Inc. has been given the U.S. nuclear stamp of approval.
The construction and infrastructure development company announced that its Cambridge, Ont.-based fabrication facility has been granted nuclear accreditation from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), also known as the “N-Stamp”. It is the internationally recognized U.S. industry standard in quality assurance for construction, inspection and maintenance of nuclear facilities.
ASME Accreditation confirms Aecon’s capability to create nuclear-grade components in accordance with applicable codes and standards at its 120,000-sq. ft. facility in Cambridge, which employs approximately 250 people.
The facility currently carries out a variety of fabrication work including piping, custom steel and module fabrication.
Aecon has been working in the nuclear industry for more than 40 years, and already had CSA N285 nuclear quality certification in Canada prior to receiving the N-Stamp.