Taking up tomorrow’s energy challenges

OUR VISION: HELPING DECISION-MAKERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ADDRESS THEIR NUCLEAR HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING NEEDS

 

Ensuring the energy supply for the planet and its 8.5 billion inhabitants is the biggest challenge we will have to stand up to in the next decades. All over the world, people rightly look forward to having guaranteed and accessible energy.

 

According to the World Energy Outlook 2016 released by the OECD’s International Energy Agency, world electricity demand is expected to increase by 30% by 2040. In order to ensure a global and sustainable energy supply in the long run, more and more countries have decided to turn to nuclear power. Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Poland, South Africa—to name a few—see in the nuclear sector the best way to fulfill their current and future energy needs.

 

“With 60 civilian nuclear reactors under construction around the world and over twice as many projects for future reactors (160 as of January 2017), the need for individuals who possess specialized and thorough knowledge, skills and abilities is both critical and growing.”

 

With 60 civilian nuclear reactors under construction around the world and over twice as many projects for future reactors (160 as of January 2017), the need for individuals who possess specialized and thorough knowledge, skills and abilities is both critical and growing. The safe and reliable operation of current and future nuclear power plants relies first and foremost on people who master highly advanced technologies and complex industrial processes and are fully aware of the public health, safety, and environmental issues nuclear power raises. Construction personnel, engineers, power plant operators, maintenance staff and many other disciplines are increasingly demanded to build and then operate these facilities.

 

In order to take up tomorrow’s energy challenges, the world’s first challenge is to train and educate its future nuclear workforce.