x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Abu Dhabi conference ‘brings the nuclear world together’

Nuclear energy leaders from around the world will gather in Abu Dhabi for the New Nuclear International Conference next week from November 11-14.

ABU DHABI // Nuclear energy leaders from more than 40 countries will come together for a conference in Abu Dhabi next week.

The conference – the New Nuclear International Conference (NNIC) – begins at the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal from November 11-14.

The theme for this year’s event is “bringing the nuclear world together”, with quality control and assurance high on the agenda.

Experts will discuss all aspects of nuclear energy, including new programmes, and the safety, quality, transparency and efficiency of the industry.

Organisers hope that the conference will also provide an opportunity for the UAE to share its experiences in the field with key decision makers of nuclear energy programmes, energy policymakers from around the world, nuclear regulators, industry sellers, and legal and project-finance specialists

“We are looking forward to welcoming the world’s nuclear energy industry to Abu Dhabi to discuss important issues facing nuclear energy nations worldwide,” said the Minister of Energy, Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei.

“The UAE has much to share from its experiences in nuclear energy; we also have much to gain from the experiences of other nations to ensure our peaceful nuclear energy programme remains a model for others to follow,” he said.

“Nuclear energy is one of the few technologies available to energy policymakers across the world to provide reliable and clean base-load electricity, with near-zero greenhouse-gas emissions,” said Mohammed Al Hammadi, chief executive of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation.

“As responsible nations look to nuclear energy to meet their energy sustainability and security targets, it is critical that these programmes are developed and implemented to the highest standards of safety, security, quality, transparency and efficiency,” he said.

“The global nuclear-energy industry has a long history of collaboration and a unique commitment to continuous improvement. Conferences such as the NNIC provide a unique opportunity for the industry to learn the best practices in key areas such as safety, quality and efficiency.”

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