Jun 06, 2021
Khalifa University has announced it will host leaders of the world nuclear community for the region’s first-ever International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (www.ICAPP2021.org) in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi to discuss the industry’s future direction.
The Congress will be held from 16 – 20 October 2021 at the Khalifa University campus, and is co-sponsored by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), as well as the American, French, Korean and Japanese nuclear societies. ICAPP 2021 comes to Abu Dhabi as the first nuclear power project in the UAE and first in the Arab world – Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant – has successfully begun commercial operations.
ICAPP 2021 will provide a forum for leaders of the nuclear community to exchange information, present results from their work, review the status of the industry and discuss future directions and needs for the deployment of new nuclear power plant systems around the world. ICAAP 2021 proceedings will draw to a close with an ‘elevator pitch’ competition for students.
Khalifa University continues to lead in developing and contributing human capital to UAE’s strategic sectors, including the nuclear industry. The university has so far graduated and trained over 380 Emirati and international nuclear engineering professionals, whose expertise, along with global experts, is set to become a game-changer in the country’s energy sector.