A new nuclear technology research and development centre was opened by the Ministry of Energy and Industry at the Arzanah Complex of Khalifa University’s Sas Al Nakhil campus in Abu Dhabi to enhance the UAE’s nuclear technology research capabilities.
The centre will support the long-term sustainability of the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy programme by creating a dedicated innovation hub for peaceful nuclear technologies.
The Emirates Nuclear Technology Centre will engage in research projects designed and approved by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and will be conducted by students, academics and researchers from Khalifa University. The Centre’s initial research projects will focus on three areas: nuclear safety and systems, nuclear materials science and chemistry, and radiation safety in the environment.
The MoU has been signed between the UAE MoEI and the Ministry of Science and Information and Communications Technology of the Republic of Korea, under the UAE and Korea Consultation Committee on Nuclear Technology. The MoU outlines the framework of cooperation on research projects between the centre’s relevant parties.
Through the MoU, the centre will benefit from sharing knowledge and expertise from the Korean Nuclear energy industry, which has been operating for over 40 years, along with experience in developing nuclear research reactors.
The ENTC will be dedicated to enhancing the UAE’s nuclear technology research capability and support the goals for the delivery of safe, clean and efficient nuclear technology to meet the UAE’s 2030 vision.