Stu­dents told to think of the pos­si­bil­i­ties

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Emi­rati stu­dents have been told to fo­cus on sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing cour­ses to help fill the 2,500 jobs that will be cre­ated when four nu­clear power plants open at Barakah in 2020.

Mo­hamed Al Ham­madi, the chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Emi­rates Nu­clear En­ergy Cor­po­ra­tion (Enec), said one of the most im­por­tant pri­or­i­ties for the cor­po­ra­tion was iden­ti­fy­ing the “very bright­est minds”.

“We ex­pect to have around 2,500 em­ploy­ees by By Is­mail Se­bug­waawo 2020, with a tar­get of 60 per cent Emi­rati­sa­tion,” Al Ham­madi said dur­ing the re­cent Emi­rates Nu­clear En­ergy Cor­po­ra­tion Fo­rum in Abu Dhabi.

“A sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of po­si­tions for ex­pe­ri­enced pro­fes­sion­als who are look­ing for a new and ex­cit­ing chal­lenge are avail­able at the nu­clear en­ergy cor­po­ra­tion,” Al Ham­madi added. With four plants op­er­a­tional by 2020, nu­clear en­ergy is ex­pected to de­liver up to a quar­ter of the UAE’s elec­tric­ity needs.

“The nu­clear re­ac­tors would gen­er­ate al­most more than 25 per­cent of the coun­try's elec­tric­ity by 2020,” said Ali Al Nuaimi, Se­nior Re­ac­tor Op­er­a­tor at Enec.

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