Over the past four decades, SSW has worked closely with many of the leading energy and power generation giants, particularly from the nuclear industry. CANDU Owners Group (COG), Ontario Power Generation, Kinectrics, Bruce Power and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) have benefited from our expertise. The projects tend to be long-term and focus on corrosion-related studies in areas of steam generator tubing, pressure tubes, stainless steel tubing, and copper nuclear waste containers. SSW is licensed to handle and examine radioactive material.
We have also provided short-term material characterization and contamination evaluation of components such as zirconium fuel tubes, brazed joints and steam generator tubes. In addition to commercial work, SSW acts as a corrosion and nuclear materials teaching resource centre.
SSW has also been active in the research and development of green energy technologies including development of non-silicon-based solar cell, solar heating technologies, and battery cell technology.