Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Spain’s Enusa Industrias Avanzadas, S.A., S.M.E. (ENUSA), to exchange information and expertise in the field of nuclear fuel services.
The MoU was signed at ENEC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, by H E Mohamed Al Hammadi, chief executive officer of ENEC, and José Vicente Berlanga, president of ENUSA.
The signing ceremony was attended by senior officials from both ENEC and ENUSA.
The memorandum is part of ENEC’s strategy of working with companies based in countries that have established nuclear energy programmes.
The MoU outlines potential areas for collaboration and and highlights areas of special interest, such as the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.
“We are delighted to sign this MoU with ENUSA as we continue to benefit from the global cumulative experience in various sub-sectors of the nuclear energy industry,” said H E Hammadi. “ENUSA has an excellent track record and decades of experience in the nuclear energy sector and we look forward to collaborating with the organization in the coming months and years ahead.”
“ENEC is committed to developing the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program in line with the highest international standards of quality, safety, and security and working with various global organisations enables us to share insights and expertise. Such collaboration is important for the future development of the nuclear energy sector within the UAE and internationally,” he said.
Berlanga stressed upon the strategic significance of the agreement, as ENUSA is also representing the interests of the Spanish Administration. He highlighted ENUSA’s desire to seek opportunities for mutual cooperation with ENEC, and serve as a point of contact for other Spanish companies or institutions of interest for ENEC and the wider UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.
The MoU contributes to the long-standing relationship between the UAE and Spain, spanning numerous sectors and industries, and illustrates ENEC’s commitment to engaging with the international nuclear energy industry to ensure the highest standards of excellence are established in the continued development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.
Founded in 1972 with a focus on uranium mining, ENUSA has evolved into an advanced nuclear fuel and environmental services provider. Today, ENUSA is responsible for the design, manufacture and supply of fuel to Spanish nuclear energy plants, as well as to plants around the world, in addition to providing a wide range of nuclear fuel services, from inspection, repair and irradiated fuel handling to spent fuel management, and associated engineering services.