Engineering firms join forces to boost UAE’s nuclear sector

Assystem and Nama Development Enterprises have signed a deal to create a new engineering business

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An engineering group and an energy and infrastructure services firm have teamed up to support the development of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) nuclear sector.

Assystem and Nama Development Enterprises signed a joint venture agreement to create a new engineering business called Emirates Nuclear and Systems Services (ENSS).

Based in Abu Dhabi, the company’s main purpose will be to get involved in the construction and operation of the nation’s nuclear power plants.

The two partners aim to bring their existing experience in project management, security systems and cybersecurity to support the industrial players taking part in the UAE’s complex infrastructure programmes.

ENSS will provide its clients with Nama Development Enterprises’ expertise in terms of industry, recruitment and logistics, combined with Assystem’s long-standing position in the nuclear sector.

Stéphane Aubarbier, Assystem’s Chief Operating Officer, said “This partnership with a major player in the UAE gives us even more local expertise to leverage for supporting new-entrant countries in developing their nuclear programmes.

“We are delighted to be forging ever-deeper business relations with partners in the Middle East, a region where nuclear energy is a fast-growing market.”

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