(PRWEB) July 07, 2011
Over 12 utility representatives from the region will hear from EPC and technology providers including KEPCO, Shaw, Worley Parsons, AtomstroyExport and n.triple.a in order to find the best way to deliver their plants on time and on budget. In light of the huge delay and vast overspend experienced at Olkiluoto and Flamanville, the reality of the risk associated with new build has been vividly illustrated to the globe and MENA states are developing comprehensive plans in order to avoid such situations.
Due to Nuclear Energy Insider's meeting has become of huge interest to the global nuclear industry and rumours of the C- level attendees and speakers quickly began to circulate, resulting in Directors of utilities from France, China, Russia and the UK instantly securing their places at the meeting.
The summit now boasts international utilities sharing new build expertise including Horizon Nuclear Power, Rosatom, China Resources, NuclearElectrica and nuclear heavyweight EDF.
Each international organization will offer their best practice solutions to overcome the major new build challenges and accelerate the global nuclear renaissance – starting with the Middle East.
Meeting hosts Nuclear Energy Insider stated, “:Last year we formed a think tank of over 130 key utilities and service providers from across the Middle East and North Africa, but this year the meeting has over $350bn of exclusive new project announcements from MENA nation states. These are real projects that are being addressed with real financial muscle which goes to show just how fast this market has developed in the last 12 months!”
In late May Saudi Arabian utility KA CARE announced plans to deploy the nation’s first fleet of 16 reactors at a cost of over $300bn, this September Jordan Atomic Energy Commission plan to announce the tender results of Jordan’s first nuclear power plant and this is not to mention the 4 units already under construction in the UAE.
In short, key opportunities for suppliers and global utilities looking to take advantage of the global nuclear renaissance are all looking at the Middle East as this is the only region where multi-$bn nuclear projects need a fully external supply chain to complete new build projects in the most challenging conditions.
If you want to secure your place in the multi-$bn MENA nuclear supply chain you need to attend the region’s only major international meeting place – The 2nd Annual Nuclear Supply Chain Conference, Dubai, 26-27 September.
For exclusive discounts, full agenda and detailed speaker line up download the conference brochure here: http://www.nuclearenergyinsider.com/mena/download-brochure.shtml
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