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Amec Foster Wheeler hosts students from UAE

Five students from Khalifa University gained first-hand experience on the various types of sustainable energy options that the company is active in.

The Hunterston Nuclear Power Station was one of many stops the students from Khalifa University visited during their month-long internship.
The Hunterston Nuclear Power Station was one of many stops the students from Khalifa University visited during their month-long internship.

Students from Abu Dhabi-based Khalifa University were granted internships with British energy company, Amec Foster Wheeler, to gain first-hand experience on sustainable energy technologies.

Hussain Abdullaziz, Hind Alhamiri, Budour Al Yammahi, Alanoud Alabdouli, and Abdelaziz Alzaabi, were chosen by the British firm to participate in a month-long internship programme. Over the course of their visit, the students were trained at the company’s training rig facilities and laboratories.

Additionally, the group also had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the operation of the Hunterston power station, visit the National Nuclear Laboratory’s Cumbria labs, as well as the Gen2 training centre, where they witnessed a simulation of the Pressurized Water Reactor.

They also visited the Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester and the institute’s facility in Cumbria, UK.

One of the students Hussain commented on the experience, sharing: “I had prior opinions about the nuclear industry. However, upon completing this visit my opinions have changed. I would now consider joining the nuclear industry."

Dr. Tod Laursen, president of Amec Foster Wheeler said: “We are very pleased that our students had the opportunity to travel to the UK to work with Amec Foster Wheeler, and experience the myriad ways they can work in the clean energy sector.”

He added: “Nuclear energy is at the centre of the UAE’s future energy goals, and spurring student interest in working in this sector is vitally important. Khalifa University is dedicated to developing the UAE’s nuclear energy leaders and clean energy leaders of tomorrow, and these exciting internships are a part of that journey."

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