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IAEA completes UAE nuclear infrastructure review

New Nuclear

02 July 2018

UAE_INIR_mission_July18_(FANR)-48A team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts has completed a review of the United Arab Emirates' overall nuclear energy infrastructure, the first ever Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review conducted for a country in the final phase of the Agency's Milestones approach to infrastructure development.

Training milestones for new plant operators

Regulation and Safety

03 May 2018

Vogtle_3_March_2018_(Georgia_Power)-48A third training class of nuclear operators for Vogtle units 3 and 4 have passed their US Nuclear Regulatory Commission initial licensing exam. Fifty-six licensed operators are now available for the units, where construction milestones continue to be met. Employees of the United Arab Emirates' nuclear regulator have also completed a reactor operator training programme.

UAE and South Korea expand cooperation


06 April 2018

Enec-Kepco NF - March 2018 - 48The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and its joint venture subsidiaries, Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One Company, have signed three agreements with Korean companies. Enec and Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) in October 2016 signed a joint venture agreement that made Kepco a minority shareholder in Nawah and BOC.

Barakah 1 start-up schedule revised for operator training

New Nuclear

29 May 2018

Barakah 1-4 - December 2017 - 48Fuel loading at unit 1 of the United Arab Emirates' first nuclear power plant - will now take place in late 2019 or early 2020. Nawah Energy Company said the updated start-up schedule reflects the time required to complete operator training and to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals.

Final Barakah dome complete

New Nuclear

10 April 2018

Barakah_4_dome_completion_(Enec)-48The final dome structure has been completed at the United Arab Emirates' four-unit Barakah nuclear power plant, a key milestone for the project. The country has also inaugurated its first dosimetry laboratory to support radiation protection activities.

Barakah 1 construction formally complete

New Nuclear

26 March 2018

Barakah_completion_ceremony(Cheong_Wa-Dae)-48President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today attended a ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction at the United Arab Emirates' first nuclear power reactor.