Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation to host forums on Nuclear energy in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah

WAM ABU DHABI, 5th October, 2013 (WAM)–The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will host two public forums in at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Ras Al Khaimah (Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa) this week, as part of its ongoing series of community meetings, which aim to increase awareness and understanding of the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy programme.

Residents of Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah will have the opportunity to learn more about the nation’s nuclear energy programme and hear about the latest developments at Barakah, in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, where the UAE’s first nuclear energy plants are currently under construction.

The forums will be attended by ENEC’s Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Al Hammadi and a number of senior executives from Abu Dhabi Government.

Experienced nuclear engineers from ENEC will present an overview of how nuclear energy works, providing insight and answering questions about a wide range of topics including uranium, radiation, the efficiency of nuclear energy, safety and nuclear energy’s impact on the environment. Attendees will also gain further understanding of the career and scholarship opportunities for Emiratis in the UAE nuclear energy industry.

“Our public forums have proven their success over the years in raising awareness about the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy program,” said Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC.

“As the programme moves ahead on schedule, we remain committed to working closely with the community across the UAE to ensure they understand the role of nuclear energy in the UAE’s energy portfolio, its importance in achieving energy security and sustainability, and how nuclear energy is helping our nation achieve its sustainability targets.” The ENEC Forums are delivered in Arabic, with the Abu Dhabi forum including simultaneous translation to English. The Forums encourage exploration of nuclear energy ideas through on-site demonstrations and “touch and feel” displays including model nuclear energy plants, fuel assemblies, uranium rocks, Geiger counters and nuclear fuel pellets.

Since ENEC’s establishment in 2009, the company has held more than eight public forums across the UAE, which have been attended by more than 4000 residents.


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