UAE: 25% of electricity from nuclear in the next 4 years

UAE: 25% of electricity from nuclear in the next 4 years

Overview

  • Release Date: October 13, 2016

Mr. Yukiya Amano, Chairman  of  the International Atomic Energy Agency chairman stressed recently in Istanbul that it is not possible to combat climate change without the use of nuclear energy. Mr. Amano predicted that the number of nuclear power plants in the world will increase by 7% by 2050, and took as example the UAE, which will produce 25% of electricity from nuclear in the next 4 years.

The Minister of Energy, Suhail Al Mazroui announced during the same World Energy Conference the financial and environmental benefits for the UAE from the nuclear energy plans, and concluded that UAE is working on the establishment of four units by 2020 with the first unit being operational to the grid in 2017.

 

Note:

About the World Energy Conference:

The World Energy Conference convenes once every three years. The first gathering, organized in 1924, was formerly known as the World Power Conference.

The 23rd World Energy Congress opened in Ankara at Lutfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center with representatives of 130 countries taking part, members of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

About H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei was appointed as UAE Minister of Energy on 12 March 2013.

The Ministry’s functions focus on contribution to sustainable development,coordinating and representing petroleum affairs,minerals,electricity and water and is charged with the responsibility of assuring that these resources are utilized to support the national economy in a pioneering and exemplary fashion in collaboration with other relevant authorities

HE Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, in addition to his portfolio as Minister of Energy, has the following duties:

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mubadala Petroleum Co.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Liquified Gas Co.
  • Member of the Higher Advisory Committee of the Supreme Petroleum Council.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Petroleum Development Co.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Dolphin Energy Co.
  • Member of the Audit Committee of ADNOC.

Mr. Al Mazrouei graduated in 1996 from the University of Tulsa the United States with a Bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering.

 

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.