E-Fusion Cooperation Brings Together Nuclear Industry Leaders from UAE and France To Strengthen Industrial Ties


United Arab Emirates, 12 May 2023: In the run-up to COP28, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in partnership with Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy and the French nuclear cluster (CSFN), hosted a series of E-Fusion workshops to bring the UAE and French nuclear sectors together to further develop and strengthen their collaboration to power sustainable development. GIFEN, ANDRA (National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management) and Nuclear Valley association dedicated to civil nuclear industry were also actively part of the workshops. E-Fusion provides a unique platform for both UAE and France nuclear sector companies to support the transition to a more sustainable energy system through strategic partnerships.

The French delegation is comprised of 18 companies, including some of the leading companies in the nuclear energy sector, each with unique expertise and innovative technologies, with some of them already operating in the UAE. They participated in a series of events, workshops, and business meetings, to showcase their capabilities in all aspects of nuclear energy plant management and operations.

The event featured several workshops on key phases of the nuclear energy lifecycle, to identify the major opportunities available to the nuclear industry today. Experts from France and the UAE discussed the latest innovations providing insightful use-cases and operational solutions from reactor technology to fuel and waste management services.

France’s expertise in nuclear technology and safety has made it a trusted partner for the UAE local supply chain. This new edition of E-Fusion was a success and resulted in fruitful collaboration that will benefit both nations for years to come. French companies are committed to promoting sustainable development and meeting the growing demand for clean energy solutions spurred by the UAE’s ambitious energy goals.

This latest meeting under the E-Fusion umbrella was a highly informative and engaging event for both parties, with a diverse range of workshops and networking opportunities to improve safety and environmental performance of nuclear activities, in support of the UAE’s clean energy objectives.