Amec Foster Wheeler gives UAE students nuclear industry insight
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020
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.

David Boath, Vice President, Project Delivery for Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business, said: “Visits like this one foster positive impressions about Amec Foster Wheeler and help us to grow our business in new markets.”

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.

Hussain Abdullaziz said: “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.”

Dr Tod Laursen, Khalifa University’s President, said: “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.”

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