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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.

Nuclear energy a priority for UAE, minister says

Nuclear Policies

26 September 2017

Suhail_Al_Mazrouei_Sept_17_(MOENR)-48The United Arab Emirates is confident that nuclear energy is the best choice to meet growing energy demand, energy minister Suhail Al Mazrouei said yesterday. The country, which expects to see its first nuclear power plant start up next year, is preparing to host an international ministerial conference on nuclear power.

Barakah 2 completes cold testing

New Nuclear

25 July 2017

Barakah_2_July_2017_(Enec)-48Cold hydrostatic testing has been completed at unit 2 of the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates. Cold hydrostatic testing verifies that the welds, joints, pipes and components of the reactor coolant system and associated high-pressure systems meet the requirements set by the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.

Nuclear regulators debate new challenges

Regulation and Safety

29 September 2017

Regulators panel - Sympo 2017 - 48International cooperation is high in the nuclear industry, but harmonising regulatory processes remains a challenge, delegates heard at the World Nuclear Association's annual symposium held in London recently. In addition, regulatory bodies face new tasks - licensing advanced reactor technologies, enhancing public confidence and assisting newcomer countries.

Major components installed at final Barakah unit

New Nuclear

14 August 2017

Barakah_4_SG_signing_(Enec)-48The final reactor vessel and steam generators have been installed at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant. Installation of the major components sees the fourth unit at the site pass 52% completion, while the overall project is now over 82% complete.

Fuel assemblies arrive at Barakah 1

New Nuclear

30 May 2017

Barakah unit 1 - 48The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has taken delivery of fuel assemblies for unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear power plant under construction in western Abu Dhabi. The fuel assemblies are being stored until the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation approves the operating licence for units 1 and 2.