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UAE ministry opens nuclear tech centre at Khalifa University campus

ENTC to implement research projects designed, approved by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and FANR

Reseacrh projects to be conducted by students, academics, and researchers from KU.
Reseacrh projects to be conducted by students, academics, and researchers from KU.

Supporting the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, the country’s Ministry of Energy and Industry (MoEI) has opened the Emirates Nuclear Technology Centre (ENTC) at Khalifa University (KU) campus in Abu Dhabi.

As part of the centre’s opening a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked by the UAE’s minster of energy and industry, Suhail Bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, and the second vice minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Korea, Lee Taeho.

The opening ceremony was attended by chief executive officer of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, (ENEC), Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi; director general of the Federal Authority of Nuclear Regulation (FANR), Christer Viktorsson; and executive vice president of KU, Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi.

The MoU was signed between the UAE MoEI and the Ministry of Science, and Information and Communications Technology of Republic of Korea, under the UAE and Korea Consultation Committee on Nuclear Technology.

Under the agreement. ENTC will implement research projects designed and approved by ENEC and FANR, with the projects being conducted by students, academics, and researchers from KU.

According to the UAE’s state-owned news agency, Wam, initial projects at the centre will focus on topics including, nuclear safety and systems, nuclear materials science and chemistry, and radiation safety in the environment.

Al Mazrouei, said: “Investing in research and innovation are prerequisites for the long-term success of the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy industry. It will further position the UAE as an international role model for the development of a peaceful nuclear energy program by building UAE National capabilities and conducting industry-leading research on radiation safety and nuclear energy technologies.”

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