UAE has its first batch of Nuclear Power Plant Trainees join them for Operational Concerns

Published By : 17 Jun 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

A batch of 10 graduates has completed their specialized training programme in UAE, and will now join the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to work full time as part of a team in the commercial operations in 2017. 

This is the first group of graduates that have completed their training to oversee safety operations in UAE.

The local operators administer operations across the entire nuclear energy facility helping in taking control over systems and equipment and directly monitoring plant equipment performance at the site. 

After the successful completion of the 15 month local operator training programme, the ENEC celebrated the graduation of its first batch of local operators in the country’s emerging nuclear energy sector. This programme is designed to equip trainees to oversee safety measures. In addition, the local operators play a significant role in safe operations, as they are going to be assigned throughout the plant to cater constant monitoring and control of equipment at the plant facility.  

This training is delivered at the leading educational and nuclear training facilities in the UAE and Korea as a major part of the ENEC’s Energy Pioneers programme. It is aimed to develop and provide talent with an opportunity to become pioneers of the UAE’s nuclear energy industry.

Mohamed Al Hammadi, ENEC\'s Chief Executive Officer said, the UAE’s civilian nuclear program is based on rigorous standards of quality, safety, and security and is aimed to developing a talented Emirati workforce with experience and skills to maintain the standards and commitments they offer. This course is in conjunction with its prime contractor, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). 

ENEC is need of 2,000 employees to operate its four nuclear energy plants and enhance the growth of the nation by 2020. However, its first two units are 45 percent complete. Unit 1 is scheduled to begin its commercial operations in 2017, and Unit 2 will begin its operations in 2018, due to certain regulatory approvals.
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