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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 unveils long-term energy strategy

Energy and Environment

13 January 2017

UAE_energy_strategy_launch_(Ministry_of_Energy)-48The United Arab Emirates has unveiled plans to increase the contribution of "clean energy" in its total energy mix to 50% by 2050. The UAE's new energy strategy sees half of the country's energy coming from renewables and nuclear, with the remaining half coming from fossil fuels.

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.

Construction milestones for Barakah 3 and 4

New Nuclear

09 January 2017

Barakah_3_and_4_January_2017_(Enec)-48Construction of the third and fourth units at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah project has passed the half way point, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced. Overall construction of the four-unit nuclear power plant is now around 75% complete.