Lloyd’s Register has appointed the atomic safety expert Professor Mamdouh El-Shanawany as its business leader for new nuclear.
El-Shanawany will help to lead the organisation’s technical support programme for countries looking to expand their nuclear programmes and those who want to develop civil nuclear energy for the first time.
He joins Lloyd’s Register from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), where he most recently was the agency’s head of safety assessment for the Division of Nuclear Installations Safety. In that global role, he was responsible for strengthening the ability of IAEA member states’ to assess the safety of their nuclear installations. The team were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2005.
“Our industry is growing more complex,” said Prof El-Shanawany. “Demand for safe and sustainable energy supply and the introduction of new nuclear reactor designs and plant technology is driving change. Owners, operators, builders and regulatory authorities require independent assurance and verification during the design development and construction phases – as well as in-service.”
Prior to joining the IAEA, El-Shanawany worked for the UK’s Nuclear Installations Inspectorate, where he was responsible for managing, assessing and approving the licensees’ arrangements and safety cases for operating plants.