Kinectrics is the category leader in providing life cycle management services for the electricity industry. Trusted by clients worldwide, our expertise in engineering, testing, inspection, and certification is backed by our independent laboratory and testing facilities, a diverse fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of over 1,000 engineers and technical experts. From initial design and type testing to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably and efficiently throughout their entire life cycle.
Kinectrics is a leading engineering, testing, inspection, certification and consulting company with over 25 unique laboratory and testing facilities. With an expertise built on years of experience, our award-winning team of over 1,000 engineers and technical experts is recognized worldwide.
- World Renowned Industry Experts: Over 1,000 highly technical staff
- Global Operational Reach: 20 facilities in 6 countries
- Innovative Technology and Facilities: Over 25 laboratories and 30 Services Lines
- Over 400,000 square feet of operational facilities
- Excellent Customer Satisfaction - 4.7/5 rating
- End to End Life Cycle Management Services from Power Generation to Transmission and Distribution
Kinectrics’ origins can be traced to 1912 as the technical and research division of Ontario Hydro, a major Canadian electrical utility founded on hydroelectric power, which eventually grew at one point into the largest electrical utility in North America—covering generation from nuclear, fossil, hydroelectric, and renewable sources, as well as transmission and distribution.
From its one-workshop beginnings as Ontario Hydro Research Division (OHRD), Kinectrics has focused on the development and application of advanced technologies for the power industry.
In the 1990s, provincial policy resulted in the demerger and re-organization of Ontario Hydro into a number of companies. OHRD was also re-organized, first as Ontario Hydro Technologies (OHT), and eventually Ontario Power Technologies (OPT), under the demerged generation company, Ontario Power Generation (OPG).
Kinectrics was spun-off as a private consulting corporation in 2000, under AEA Technology plc as its new owners, before being sold in 2006 to a private equity fund, managed by Vision Capital of the UK. In January 2015, Kinectrics was purchased by a group comprised of its executive management shareholders led by David Harris.
In recent years Kinectrics has doubled its revenue grown its staff to pre-demerger levels. Part of the Kinectrics growth strategy includes commercialization of its valuable intellectual property.
In 2009, Kinectrics acquired Candesco Corporation of Toronto, Ontario. This initiative greatly expanded Kinectrics’ expertise in nuclear regulatory and licensing consulting, safety assessment, radiation and environmental protection, and operational safety support.
In 2010, Kinectrics opened a new branch office in Pickering, Ontario to enhance and expedite qualified technical support for Ontario's existing and future nuclear generation infrastructure in the Pickering and Darlington areas.
In 2017, Kinectrics acquired Wood's Nuclear America and Romania business. The purchase doubled the size of Kinectrics and strengthened its offerings to customers in Canada and internationally. Bringing together complementary teams and capabilities enhanced Kinectrics' nuclear portfolio in key areas of engineering design, risk assessment, safety and licensing and on-site life cycle management. The acquisition has allowed Kinectrics to take on larger, more complex projects with a wider scope, closing the loop from initial concept through to deployment, in order to meet the evolving needs of nuclear utilities in North American and CANDU reactors worldwide.
Kinectrics is a new, entrepreneurial company—but one with a record of over 100 years of technical excellence and innovation, a tradition that continues to this day. The company continues to grow, with staff who thrive on challenges that others find daunting, and succeeds where investment in the future—in facilities, capability, and people—provides a touchstone for its vision.
From initial design and type testing to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assists perform safely, reliably, and efficiently throughout their entire life cycle.
Our Quality Management System is registered to ISO 9001 by QMI, a division of SAI Global and North America's leading QMS registrar. Our adherence to this standard provides one of the strongest assurances of service quality available.
As a minimum, all work at Kinectrics is performed to meet the requirements of ISO 9001. The program is designed around the project management methodology, customized to the needs of each project to ensure an appropriate level of quality management. Supporting technical work is controlled through documented procedures. Quality is maintained through regular review, independent verification where required, and frequent internal audits. Customers may review the program at any time.
Specific services are provided under supplementary quality assurance programs. For example, our Analytical Services and Electrical / Mechanical Testing & Certification Laboratories are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada as conforming to ISO Standard 17025. Our N285 QA program for the supply of nuclear pressure retaining systems and components in CANDU nuclear power plants has been certified by the TSSA. For U.S. clients involved in nuclear safety-related work, Kinectrics maintains a 10 CFR 50 Appendix B program.
Customers have audited our ability to supply at quality levels prescribed by additional standards, including for example CSA Z299.1, N286.1, N286.2, and N286.3.