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Completed Barakah 1 awaits permission to load fuel

New Nuclear

05 May 2017

Barakah 1 dome (Enec) 71x48Initial construction has been completed at the UAE's first power reactor, Barakah 1. The operating company, Nawah Energy Company, must gain approval from national regulators before the final stage of loading fuel and bringing it into service.

Barakah 3 sets pipe welding quality benchmark

New Nuclear

23 March 2017

Barakah_3_dome_(Enec)-48Construction work at Barakah 3 in the United Arab Emirates has passed two milestones with the completion of reactor coolant loop pipe welding and the reactor containment building dome structure. The coolant loop work has set a new industry benchmark for quality in pipe welding.

Barakah 4 condenser installed

New Nuclear

07 February 2017

Barakah_4_condenser_(Enec)-48The final condenser at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant has been installed, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) announced today. The condenser cools the steam produced in the reactor's steam generators back into water after it has been used to spin the plant's generator turbine.

UAE poll shows growing support for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

05 April 2017

A national poll has shown that 83% of the residents of the United Arab Emirates "highly favour" of the country's planned use of nuclear energy as part of its electricity generation mix. The UAE's Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, which commissioned market research company Kantar TNS to conduct the survey, said today the figure was an increase of 13% since the last poll conducted in 2013.

Positive future for nuclear, Amano tells summit

Nuclear Policies

15 February 2017

Nuclear power will play an important role in meeting the world's future energy needs, International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano told the World Government Summit in Dubai yesterday.

First fuel licences for Barakah

Regulation and Safety

23 January 2017

FANR_Barakah_fuel_licensing_(FANR)-48The Barakah nuclear power plant has received licences to transport, handle and store nuclear fuel from the United Arab Emirates' Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). The licences are a milestone towards the loading of fuel into the country's first nuclear power plant.