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FANR: Globalisation key to regulatory excellence

Regulation and Safety

08 November 2017

Barakah_Sept_17_(ENEC)-48As nuclear vendors and operators have transformed into global players, so have nuclear regulators felt the impacts of globalisation, according to Christer Viktorsson, director general of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation in the United Arab Emirates. International collaborations and agreements between regulators can help to promote the highest global nuclear safety standards, he said.

UAE nuclear programme celebrates diversity


02 November 2017

Amano_Al_Qasimi_Alkaabi_(Enec)-48The United Arab Emirates' nuclear energy programme is one of the world's most diverse, multinational and multicultural, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation vice chairwoman Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi said in a special presentation on the final day of the Abu Dhabi international ministerial conference on nuclear power.

Challenges to nuclear growth must be overcome, says Amano

Nuclear Policies

30 October 2017

Amano opens Abu Dhabi ministerial conference - 48The rate of construction of new nuclear power plants will need to be accelerated if the world is to meet its future energy needs while meeting climate change goals, Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said today. Amano was speaking at the opening of the fourth International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, being held in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates.

Policy support needed for nuclear growth, conference concludes

Nuclear Policies

02 November 2017

IAEA IMC 2017 - closing panel - 48Nuclear power remains an important option for many countries in meeting their energy and climate change goals, but investors need clarity and certainty from policy makers, according to Hamad Alkaabi, the UAE Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency. He was summing up the conclusions of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, held this week in Abu Dhabi.

UAE university becomes IAEA Collaborating Centre

New Nuclear

31 October 2017

IAEA-Khalifa University - October 2017 - 48The United Arab Emirates is to share its experience in nuclear power infrastructure development through a cooperation agreement signed yesterday with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Under the agreement, the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in Abu Dhabi has been designated as an IAEA Collaborating Centre.

UAE nuclear operator committed to safety, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

06 October 2017

Barakah 1 and 2 - May 2017 - 48The operator of the United Arab Emirates' first nuclear power plant - the first two units of which are due to start up next year - has shown a commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. However, the team identified areas where further improvements in operational safety may be achieved.