The Emirates Nuclear Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One Company, participated for the seventh year in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2019 as partners, sponsors and exhibitors.
WFES is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, a wide-ranging sustainability gathering that brings together local UAE leadership and industry experts, with world leaders and policy makers in sustainable energy generation. The event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
A delegation from ENEC, including H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, attended the opening of the summit, and showed distinguished guests around ENEC’s exhibition booth, which showcased how nuclear energy is one of the safest and cleanest ways to produce large volumes of continuous and reliable electricity.
“It is vitally important to all of us at ENEC and its subsidiaries, that we operate safely and sustainably in an environmentally conscious manner,” said H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of ENEC. “The World Future Energy Summit gives us a strong opportunity to present ENEC’s sustainability programme to leaders and representatives from different industries that have come to Abu Dhabi from all over the world.”
“The UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme is of long-term strategic importance to the UAE as it contributes to the social and economic growth and prosperity of the nation. Furthermore, once fully operational, the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant will help to mitigate climate change by preventing the release of more than 21 million tons of greenhouse gas every year,” concluded Al Hammadi.
ENEC is leading the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme and the construction of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The organisation is committed to operating sustainably and has outlined its commitment to operating in an environmentally conscious manner in its Barakah Environment and Sustainability Charter, an agreement co-signed by ENEC and its prime contractor and joint venture partner, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).
The charter sets out a series of obligations for both parties to ensure that environmental protection, habitat preservation, water and energy conservation, and sustainable waste management best practices are consistently applied.
This year, Abu Dhabi Sustainability week was held 14-17 January 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and, together with WFES, is a leading sustainability event in the region.