Abu Dhabi / WAM
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) was a lead sponsor of the 2nd Middle East Nuclear Training and Simulation Forum which was held at the Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi recently.
The Middle East Nuclear Training and Simulation Forum is the only business conference in the Middle East for the nuclear industry with a focus on simulators and is rapidly becoming a must-attend event for professionals in the field.
The event featured more than 20 industry leading speakers, unique panel discussions, complimentary workshops, a technology exhibition area as well as excellent opportunities for networking, benchmarking and business development with industry professionals, contractors, vendors, suppliers and regulators.
Attendees benefited from a range of cutting edge presentations on subjects such as severe accident simulation, public awareness, licensing and regulation, simulator technology, 3D visualization and strategies and focus points for Nuclear New Build (NNB).
During the scheduled networking breaks, attendees met with guest speakers, lead technology suppliers and exhibitors. Demonstrations of the latest simulation and training technologies were also conducted.
Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, Mohamed Al Hammadi, said, â€œWe were keen to sponsor the Middle East Nuclear Training and Simulation Forum as the event supports our objective to meet and exceed the highest international standards for safety and efficiency as we work towards delivering safe, clean, reliable and efficient nuclear energy to the UAE.â€
â€œThe forum also benefits the entire region by bringing experts in nuclear training and simulation from around the world together in an open environment that promotes the sharing of information on the latest and greatest developments in the field,â€ added Al
ENEC has successfully implemented the highest international standards of excellence and quality across all divisions of the corporation and is committed to the delivery of safe, clean, reliable and efficient nuclear energy to the UAE.
The construction of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant commenced in 2012, and is scheduled for completion in 2020. With four reactors online, the facility will deliver up to a quarter of the UAEâ€™s electricity needs and save up to 12 million tons in carbon emissions every year.
The project at Barakah is progressing steadily, Unit 1 is now more than 85 percent complete, Unit 2 is 65 percent complete, Unit 3 is 42% percent complete and Unit 4 is 26% percent complete. Overall, construction of Units 1 to 4 is now more than 58 percent complete. All four units will deliver safe, clean, reliable and efficient nuclear energy to the UAE grid, pending regulatory reviews and licensing.