The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) has named Gowling WLG co-winner of the Export Award at the 2020 OCNI Supplier Excellence Awards, recognition of the firm’s ongoing success in the international nuclear market. The awards were presented virtually following OCNI’s Annual General Meeting on Nov. 26.
The OCNI Supplier Excellence Awards are the highest recognition OCNI can give to its members. The Export Award, in particular, honours OCNI member companies that are engaged in international business and that have achieved sustainable growth through innovation and commitment. It applauds significant export sales revenues or a successful move into challenging new export markets for its products or services.
Ahab Abdel-Aziz, a partner and the global director of Nuclear Power Generation, accepted the Export Award on behalf of Gowling WLG. He was joined by several members of Gowling WLG’s Nuclear Sector Industry Group, including: Ted Betts, Magda Hanebach, Aubrey Lasky, Ian Palm, Maya Stano and Laura Van Soelen (Canada), Robert Amour, Gordon Bell and Sam Wallis (United Kingdom), and David Aylen (Russia).
These professionals continue to be active contributors to the firm’s success in the international nuclear arena through first-rate business development efforts and superb client service — including in the context of our ongoing work advising the Rosatom group of companies on Atomstroyexport’s new build El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant Project in Egypt.
During the AGM, OCNI also announced that Abdel-Aziz has been elected as chair of its board of directors for 2020-21, a position he was honoured to accept.
Gowling WLG is at the forefront of the nuclear industry’s revitalization, advising on sophisticated new build projects and decommissioning programs around the world. The firm’s global Nuclear Industry Sector Group is respected internationally for its work in Canada and abroad.