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Fuel loading begins at UAE plant

Fuel loading begins at UAE plant

Fuel loading has begun at Barakah 3 following the receipt of the unit's operating licence, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced. The UAE's third nuclear unit is expected to start producing electricity later this year.

New Nuclear 20 June 2022


Third Barakah unit receives operating licence

Third Barakah unit receives operating licence

Nawah Energy Company has received an operating licence for the third unit at Barakah from the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, clearing the way for commissioning to begin.

Regulation & Safety 17 June 2022


Second Barakah unit begins commercial operation

Second Barakah unit begins commercial operation

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced the start of commercial operation for the UAE's second nuclear unit. Barakah 2 achieved first criticality in August 2021 and began supplying electricity to the grid on 14 September.

New Nuclear 24 March 2022


Saudi minister visits Barakah

Saudi minister visits Barakah

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud this week visited the Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE. The minister said his visit to the Middle East's first operational multi-unit nuclear power plant "comes in line with the growing awareness of the importance of nuclear energy."

Corporate 17 November 2021


Third unit completed at Barakah

Third unit completed at Barakah

Construction of the third unit at the UAE's Barakah nuclear power plant has been completed, and the unit is on track to start up in 2023, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced today on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow.

New Nuclear 04 November 2021


Nawah set to begin regulated activities at Barakah 3

Nawah set to begin regulated activities at Barakah 3

The Board of Management of the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation today approved a licence for Nawah Energy Company to conduct regulated activities at unit 3 of the Barakah nuclear power plant. These include the possession, handling, storage and transfer of nuclear material. Barakah 3 is scheduled to start up next year.

Regulation & Safety 11 October 2021


Abu Dhabi launches clean energy certificate scheme

Abu Dhabi launches clean energy certificate scheme

The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy has issued a regulatory policy for implementing a clean energy certificates scheme it says will cater to a growing appetite among businesses and consumers to contribute to the fight against climate change. The scheme provides an accreditation system based on internationally recognised standards and lays the foundations for a market for trading renewable and nuclear energy attributes.

Energy & Environment 22 September 2021


Second Barakah unit connected to the grid

Second Barakah unit connected to the grid

Unit 2 at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE has today begun supplying electricity to the country's power grid, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced. The milestone was reached five months after unit 1 of the plant, in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, entered commercial operation.

New Nuclear 14 September 2021


Second Barakah unit starts up

Second Barakah unit starts up

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced the start-up of the second unit at UAE's Barakah nuclear power plant, thirteen months after Barakah unit 1 reached first criticality. Unit 2's start-up sees Barakah become the first multi-unit nuclear power plant in the region.

New Nuclear 27 August 2021


ENEC, EDF announce nuclear R&D cooperation plans

ENEC, EDF announce nuclear R&D cooperation plans

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and EDF have announced their plans to cooperate on nuclear energy R&D under a new Memorandum of Understanding, which includes exploring the production of 'green hydrogen' powered by nuclear energy.
 

Corporate 30 June 2021