Middle East Nuclear Power Briefing 2015

Middle East Nuclear Power Briefing 2015
13 - 14th October 2015, Hilton Abu Dhabi

Strategic Communications is pleased to bring you its Middle East Nuclear Power Briefing 2015 taking place in Abu Dhabi from 13-14th October 2015. Covering all aspects of the nuclear power industry, Middle East Nuclear Power Briefing 2015 will bring together regional key players and stakeholders including dignitaries, industry specialists and international experts to discuss, debate and offer valuable insight into the current nuclear power market, the road ahead, the challenges faced and opportunities available.

The Middle East Nuclear Power Briefing 2015 through its panel of industry experts from government, electricity generating authorities, oil companies, technology providers, consultants, developers and investors, aims to bring you an intensive and comprehensive 2 day agenda that will examine the key issues shaping the development of nuclear energy in the Middle East and beyond.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear the latest on policy, planning and project updates for new nuclear from an unparalleled panel of expert speakers including:

Briefing Chairman:

Lady Barbara Judge, CBE
Chairman Emeritus, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Chairman, The Energy Institute of UCL

Keynote Addresses:

  Dr Mohamed Abdalla Chookah
Executive Director, HSE & Regulatory Affairs, CPO-Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
  Philip Parham
Her Majesty's Ambassador to Abu Dhabi, British Embassy

Early Confirmed World Class Speakers Include:

Peter Murray, Business Director, Nuclear Sector, M+W Group
Mark Bassett, Nuclear Director, Lloyd's Register Energy
Nobuo Tanaka
, President, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation / Former Executive Director,
International Energy Agency (IEA)

Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.
, Executive Chairman, Lightbridge Corp
Edward Kee, CEO, Nuclear Economics Consulting Group (NECG)
Martin M Grant, Chief Executive Officer, Energy, Atkins
Dr Ibrahim El-Osery, Senior Adviser, Energy and Nuclear Affairs, Ministry of Electricity, Energy and
Nuclear Affairs
Zhong Fajie, Deputy Chief Designer of SMRs, Nuclear Power Institute of China
Sheriffah Noor Khamseah Al Idid, Innovation and Nuclear Advocate, Alumni, Imperial College, University of London
Dr Salah Ud-Din Khan, Assistant Professor(Nuclear Energy Group) Sustainable Energy Technologies Center, King Saud University / Visiting Scientist, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Igor Palamarchuk, Chief Specialist, International Business Dept., ROSATOM
Dr Carole Nakhle, Director, Crystol Energy
Dominic Holt, Director, Infrastructure Finance, PwC Middle East
Brian Williams, Director, PwC Middle East Power & Utilities
Jarret Adams
, Director, APCO Worldwide
Gaetan Deshais
, Thomas Thor Associates, MENA Business Director

In response to soaring electricity demands, rising fuel prices and among all the emerging nuclear power countries, the Middle East countries have some of the most ambitious plans for nuclear power development.  There is plenty of activity in understanding the electricity industry and nuclear business model approaches with the primary focus on getting sufficient revenue certainty to ensure the participation of investors, lenders and key stakeholders.  There is still the question as to whether plans for new nuclear can be implemented in the allotted time frame and within estimated costs.  The projects being considered or implemented in the Middle East rely on some of the most advanced technological, financial and organisational solutions.

Construction of the UAE's first nuclear energy plant is underway at Barakah, in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. The Barakah Nuclear Power Plant (Barakah NPP) will consist of 4 nuclear power generating units with a combined capacity of approximately 5,600 MW, and their associated facilities.

Construction of the Barakah NPP commenced in July 2012, following the receipt of the Construction License from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and a No Objection Certificate from Abu Dhabi's environmental regulator, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD). Construction continues to progress safely and steadily, with Unit 1 now more than 69% complete.

In March 2015, the Operating License Application (OLA) for Barakah Unit 1 & 2 was admitted to FANR for approval, documenting the safety of the planned operations and maintenance of the Barakah plant and its adherence to the highest standards of safety, quality and security.

In 2017, the country's first 1,400 MW Unit is scheduled for completion and to enter commercial operations. Additional units will follow at 12 monthly intervals, with the fourth unit set to commercial operations in 2020, pending regulatory reviews and licensing. Saudi Arabia
Plans to construct 16 nuclear power reactors over the next 20 years at a cost of more than $80 billion with the first reactor on line in 2022.  It projects 17GW of nuclear capacity by 2040 to provide 15% of its power requirement.

imports most of its energy and seeks greater energy security as well as lower electricity prices by aiming to have a 1000 MW nuclear power unit in operation by 2021 and a second one in operation by 2026

EL Dabaa, Mediterranean - MOU between Egypt and Russia, two units using 1200 MM VVER reactors

Plans for NPPS in Akkuyu and Sinop – contracts for nuclear power plant signed, legal and regulatory infrastructure well-developed, licensing process started

Akkuyu, Mediterranean - BOO project; four AES-2006(1200 MW each) reactors; construction start expected in 2015 with projected commercial operation of first unit in 2021/2022

Sinop, Black Sea - BOO project, four ATMEA1 (1000 MW each) reactors with a sponsor consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, GDF Suez and Itochu with projected construction start in 2017; first unit starting commercial operation in 2023.

Third site, Black Sea - may be BOO project, four reactor plant with either AP1000 or CAP1400 reactors with possible sponsors including State Nuclear Power Technology Cooperation of China and Westinghouse

With the global nuclear power industry reassessing their current and future energy road maps, it is imperative countries considering new build to rebuild confidence in nuclear power as a safe and reliable source of energy by ensuring nuclear safety and security whilst looking at opportunities for growth and investment.

This is your opportunity to hear perspectives from a global panel of world-class presenters sharing insights and experiences on the fundamental issues facing the current Middle East nuclear power industry. Join us in Abu Dhabi this October to learn and benefit from 2 days of comprehensive presentations, interactive panel discussions and invaluable networking opportunities.

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