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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.

Hungary signs cooperation accords with UAE

Nuclear Policies

03 March 2016

Hungary-UAE March 2016 - 48Hungary has signed agreements with the United Arab Emirates covering nuclear energy and other sectors, the country's foreign ministry announced on 2 March. The documents were signed during Hungarian minister of foreign affairs and trade Péter Szijjártó's two-day visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi this week.

Approval for next UAE nuclear units

New Nuclear

16 September 2014

As regulatory approval is granted for the construction of Barakah units 3 and 4, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has stepped up efforts to develop a skilled Emirati workforce to staff the country's growing nuclear sector.

UAE 'strong' on nuclear security, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

11 November 2016

The United Arab Emirates has undertaken "strong and sustainable" nuclear security activities, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded. The Vienna-based agency carried out a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission at the UAE government's request.

Australia all set to supply uranium to the UAE

Nuclear Policies

25 November 2015

Australia-UAE agreement finalized - 48Australia has finalized its nuclear cooperation agreement with the United Arab Emirates and will now supply uranium for use in the Middle Eastern country's developing nuclear power program. The announcement today, by the office of Australia's minister for foreign affairs, Julie Bishop, followed news last week that the Australia-India nuclear cooperation agreement had also been completed.

Transparency key for UAE

New Nuclear

11 September 2014

Al Hammadi WNA Sympo 2014 48Transparency is a key watchword behind the United Arab Emirates' program to build its first nuclear power plant, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation chief Mohamed Al Hammadi told the World Nuclear Association's 2014 Annual Symposium.