President of Khalifa University hails UK nuclear visit’s role in developing UAE’s energy leaders of tomorrow

Amec Foster Wheeler today announces that it has hosted a hands-on nuclear industry intern programme for engineering students from the United Arab Emirates.

Hussain Abdullaziz, Hind Alhamiri, Budour Al Yammahi, Alanoud Alabdouli and Abdelaziz Alzaabi attended interactive seminars and training sessions and took part in several engineering practical activities, including design work on a radioactive waste building for a new nuclear reactor.

Visits like this one foster positive impressions about Amec Foster Wheeler and help us to grow our business in new markets.
David Boath, Vice President and Chief Engineer at Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business

During their month in the UK, the students from Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi toured Amec Foster Wheeler’s training rig facilities and laboratories in Birchwood and visited Hunterston power station, the National Nuclear Laboratory, the Gen2 training centre (where they viewed a simulator of a pressurised-water reactor), and the Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester.

I had prior opinions about the nuclear industry. However, upon completing this visit my opinions have changed. I would now consider joining the nuclear industry.
Hussain Abdullaziz

We are very pleased that our students had the opportunity to travel to the UK to work with Amec Foster Wheeler and experience the myriad ways they can work in the clean energy sector.

“Nuclear energy is at the centre of the UAE’s future energy goals, and spurring student interest in working in this sector is vitally important. Khalifa University is dedicated to developing the UAE’s nuclear energy leaders and clean energy leaders of tomorrow, and these exciting internships are a part of that journey.

Dr Tod Laursen, Khalifa University’s President