Atkins and EDF bring nuclear skills to UAE

Consultancy Atkins and EDF Energy have teamed up to offer nuclear leadership and safety skills to the United Arab Emirates.

Atkins is assisting EDF Energy ” the largest nuclear generator in the UK ” to export its knowledge and skills in a commercial environment internationally for the first time.Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE

David Haboubi, Atkins’ head of strategy for Middle East & Africa Nuclear, said: “EDF Energy’s expertise, and Atkins’ long-standing relationship in supporting the development of the UAE’s nuclear programme, makes this a win for all involved. We have a deep knowledge of local processes, people and culture which will complement EDF Energy’s world-renowned leadership development programme.”

EDF Energy’s director of Safety and Assurance for Generation, Mike Harrison, said: “The nuclear industry is unique in its approach to collective learning, particularly in improving safety. The passion among all organisations, including EDF Energy and Atkins, to share knowledge and expertise is unlike any other industry. EDF Energy is the UK subsidiary of EDF SA and we are able to bring the experience to bear of our French colleagues alongside industry partners from across the world.”

Atkins is currently working with the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation on developing Barakah, the UAE’s first nuclear power plant.


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