Nuclear industry takes shape in the Gulf.Summary: A new industry is swiftly taking shape around what is expected to be the Arab world's first independent civil nuclear power programme, according to according to
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"Several Gulf Cooperation Council countries have shown interest in nuclear energy -- including Kuwait and Qatar -- but it is in the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, federation of sheikhdoms (2005 est. pop. 2,563,000), c.30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. where moves to establish a legal and regulatory framework for the new industry are at an advanced stage with firm decisions expected any time now," said Pat Lawless, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of ESR Technology ESR Technology was formerly the Engineering, Safety and Risk business of AEA Technology, which was formed from the commercial arm of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. It specialises in the provision of independent technical expertise, products and services to help customers: , a company with operational bases in the UK and the Middle East.
A new industry is swiftly taking shape around what is expected to be the Arab world's first independent civil nuclear power programme, according to an engineering, safety and risk management consultancy.
"Several Gulf Cooperation Council countries have shown interest in nuclear energy -- including Kuwait and Qatar -- but it is in the United Arab Emirates where moves to establish a legal and regulatory framework for the new industry are at an advanced stage with firm decisions expected any time now," said Pat Lawless, CEO of ESR Technology, a company with operational bases in the UK and the Middle East.
"The oil and gas industry is vital to the economies of the Arabian Gulf Arabian Gulf: see Persian Gulf. but we are now beginning to see a new high technology industry quickly growing in the region as the UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend. presses on with its nuclear power plans," he added. The potential UAE investment in a nuclear programme has been estimated at $60 billion.
ESR Technology is heavily involved in the Middle East carrying out high-level asset integrity consultancy for the oil and gas industries in the UAE, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (sä`dē ərā`bēə, sou`–, sô–), officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, kingdom (2005 est. pop. and Oman but is also consulted by the nuclear industry worldwide.
"By virtue of our origins in the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) was established in 1954 as a statutory corporation to oversee and pioneer the development of nuclear energy within the United Kingdom. It is now an executive non-departmental public body within the Department of Trade and Industry. and the work we carry out for the nuclear industry internationally, ESR Technology hopes to be part of that growth because of our unique experience of the technical, management, licensing and regulatory issues that will affect the nascent UAE nuclear industry," Lawless said.
According to an official forecast, annual peak demand for electricity in the UAE is likely to rise to more than 40,000 megawatts by 2020 -- an annual growth rate of 9%. A recent government study said known volumes of natural gas were insufficient to meet that demand and burning oil liquids or coal-fired power generation were seen as environmentally unfriendly.
Nuclear power generation emerged in the study as an "environmentally promising and commercially competitive option which could make a significant contribution to the UAE's economy and future energy security." In the meantime Adv. 1. in the meantime - during the intervening time; "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"; "in the meantime the police were notified"
meantime, meanwhile , the UAE has signed memorandums of understanding on nuclear energy with France, the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , the United Kingdom and Japan. Reactors from France and the United States are being assessed and teams from international companies have begun establishing the nascent UAE nuclear industry.
The federal government has also set up the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation with responsibilities that include the promotion and preparatory activities required to facilitate the deployment of peaceful civil nuclear power. In addition, the UAE has pledged $10 million towards an International Atomic Energy atomic energy: see nuclear energy. Authority administered low-enriched uranium fuel bank to ensure a nuclear fuel supply.
"There is little doubt that nuclear power generation offers the UAE one of the better ways to diversify from heavy reliance on scarce natural gas whilst also lowering some of the highest carbon footprints in the world," said Dr Michael Pambos, UAE-based Vice President of ESR Technology.
"Key decisions on the UAE nuclear programme are expected soon," he added. "If, as expected, the UAE opts to go nuclear there will need to be robust licensing and regulation to ensure that safety requirements are met during the design and construction, operation and maintenance as well as the future decommissioning Decommissioning is a general term for a formal process to remove something from operational status. Some specific instances include:
"The clear demonstration of safety to satisfy internal and external regulators will be vital to the smooth operation of nuclear plants. The operators must also be required to strive to achieve continuous improvements in safety and reliability as well as output."
About ESR Technology
ESR Technology, with operational bases in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, provides independent technical expertise, products and services to ensure asset integrity, improve reliability, manage safety and risk and transfer best practice.
Previously the engineering, safety and risk division of AEA Technology, formed from the commercial arm of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, ESR Technology has more than 40 years of unrivalled experience in the application of engineering excellence to demanding projects.
ESR's nuclear sector customers include British Energy, the British Nuclear Group British Nuclear Group (BNG) is a subsidiary of BNFL. One of it main aims is to manage the decommissioning of many of the UK's nuclear assets under contract to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, a government body set up specifically to deal with the nuclear legacy under the , Rolls Royce/UK Ministry of Defence, Atomic Energy of Canada and the UK Health and Safety Executive's Nuclear Installations Inspectorate. In the nuclear field, the company is involved in safety case preparations and assessments; fuel modeling and behaviour; non-destructive testing; failure assessment; fire and explosion assessments; thermal hydraulics and friction issues; fission product fission product
A usually radioactive isotope produced as a result of the fission of a massive atom such as U235. release and fusion technology.
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