4th E-FUSION explores partnership opportunities in nuclear sector

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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The 4th edition of Emirati-French Industrial Supply Chain Initiative for Nuclear (E-FUSION) was co-hosted by Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and the French Nuclear Industry Group (GIFEN).

The event which was held as part of the French Nuclear Energy Day at the French Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, brought together representatives from the local and global nuclear industry, government officials and energy experts to discuss the growing opportunities for collaboration between UAE and French organizations within the sector.

On the sidelines of the event, ENEC’s joint-venture operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), signed an agreement with the leading European nuclear services provider, CERAP, to offer technical services to support refueling outages and online operations at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.

CERAP is partnering with its shareholder ENDEL, French leader in industrial maintenance and energy services, to offer a comprehensive range of specialized services to Nawah in the UAE. 

The event also shared the latest progress at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the cornerstone of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The Plant is now more than 96 percent complete and is generating clean electricity around the clock with zero carbon emissions. 

E-FUSION also witnesses leading representatives from companies in France and the UAE giving engaging sessions including a morning plenary session, thematic workshops, panel discussions and an evening reception.

The dedicated E-FUSION workshop highlighted the latest advancements in the nuclear energy sector within France and the UAE and demonstrated the close ties and benefits of Franco-Emirati commercial relations in the nuclear sector. 

The attendees of the event also discussed the latest updates within the sector, as well as the future of innovation that supports efforts to tackle climate change and increase sustainability.

Launched by ENEC, EDF and GIFEN in 2019, E-FUSION is a partnership between ENEC and industrial partners, aiming at supporting an Emirati-French initiative to create a local supply chain for the nuclear sector. 

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