ENEC to showcase nuclear energy potential at World Energy Congress

enec barakhaThe Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will showcase the positive impact that nuclear energy has economically, socially and environmentally at the 24th edition of the World Energy Congress, to be held in Abu Dhabi from 9-12 September at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)

The event is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.

ENEC is set to highlight the transformational potential of peaceful nuclear energy in diversifying global energy sources, supporting electrification efforts in parallel with decarbonising electricity to support sustainable development.

The importance of inspiring, nurturing and developing youth will be a major focus at the congress. The event will highlight the critical role that youth play in becoming future energy pioneers of the nuclear energy industry and what more needs to be done to ensure the next generation is equipped with the right skills and knowledge.

ENEC, as the official Youth Sponsor of the Congress, will shed light on its major initiatives for the development of young talent during the Youth Forum, which will take place on the second day of the event. These initiatives include ENEC’s Energy Pioneers Programme as well as providing a wide range of scholarships, training and education programs for UAE Nationals, which include undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational courses spanning every aspect of the nuclear energy industry.

Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of ENEC, said, “The World Energy Congress is one of the most important international platforms for the global energy industry to come together to discuss the opportunities and challenges at hand. Now, more than ever, we recognize the impact of energy demand and production on our environment – we must come together to find clean, sustainable solutions.”

ENEC will highlight how more than 1,500 local companies have been awarded contracts worth roughly US$3.8bn to date for goods and services to the UAE’s Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.

ENEC will also highlight the environmental benefits that nuclear energy will bring, as nuclear energy is the only widespread source of baseload electricity that is almost carbon emissions-free. Once operational all four units at Barakah will deliver clean, efficient and reliable electricity to meet 25 per cent of the UAE’s energy needs while preventing the release of up to 21 million tonnes of carbon emissions each year.

The World Energy Congress is one of the world’s most prestigious energy events that will highlight industry strategies on a global scale among key stakeholders and policy-makers. The event will provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments within the energy sector, as well as hear about different approaches, challenges and solutions.

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