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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.

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.

IAEA verifies UAE nuclear material inventory

Regulation and Safety

26 May 2017

International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards inspectors have verified the correctness and completeness of the United Arab Emirates' initial inventory of nuclear material. The strategic document was prepared by the country's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.

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.