Lloyd's wins UAE N-plant construction oversight deal
Abu Dhabi, August 11, 2014
Lloyd’s Register Energy, together with Lightbridge Corporation, has won a major contract to provide construction oversight and related technical services for a new generation of nuclear power plant in the UAE.
Lloyd’s Register Energy will support the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) internal inspection team for several years on a series of work packages designed around project management, construction inspection and oversight services.
These include design verification, inspection plans, quality assurance, and vendor inspection during site construction, installation and commissioning.
FANR is the independent government body charged with regulating and licensing nuclear activities in the UAE. The projects will contribute to multi-billion pound investments in the country’s power infrastructure.
Mamdouh El-Shanawany, Lloyd’s Register Energy’s Nuclear vice-president, said: “This contract with FANR underlines our aspiration to become a leading nuclear safety Technical Support Organisation (TSO), and it demonstrates real momentum towards how nuclear safety can be managed and controlled in the nuclear sector.
“Safety and quality is the number one priority for FANR; I am confident we will continue to progress our work in the Middle East as we support the regulator in the UAE on its primary work packages.”
The work will be important in helping FANR continue its planning and preparation for the planned commissioning of the UAE's first nuclear power plant by 2017, said the statement.
Lloyd’s Register Energy also won a contract to support the South Korean nuclear industry's commitment to best-practice, safety and risk management recently.
Under this two-year agreement, the authority will provide Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) with independent verification services to assess their nuclear safety equipment. - TradeArabia News Service