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First nuclear generation purchase agreement for UAE

Corporate

01 November 2016

Barakah-One-ADWEC-agreement-(Enec)-48The Abu Dhabi Water and Electric Company has signed the first agreement to purchase electricity generated from the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Company announced today.

Steam generators installed at third Barakah unit

New Nuclear

17 August 2016

Barakah 3 steam generator - 48Installation of the steam generators has been completed at unit 3 of the Barakah nuclear power plant under construction in the United Arab Emirates. All four units at the site should be in operation by 2020.

Third Barakah reactor vessel in place

New Nuclear

21 July 2016

Barakah 3 reactor vessel installed - 48The reactor vessel has been installed for unit 3 of the Barakah nuclear power plant under construction in the United Arab Emirates. All four units at the site should be in operation by 2020.

Enec and Kepco create commercial subsidiary Barakah One

Corporate

20 October 2016

ENEC-Kepco October 2016 - 48The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and the Korea Electric Power Corporation have today signed a joint venture agreement for "long-term partnership and cooperation in the UAE's peaceful nuclear energy program". The two companies also announced establishment of Barakah One PJSC, an independent subsidiary they jointly own, which will "represent the commercial and financial interests" of the Barakah project.

Agreement assures Korean expert support for UAE plant operations

New Nuclear

25 July 2016

Seok_Cho_M_Al_Hammadi_OSSA_(Enec)-48Nuclear experts from Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power will support operations at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant through its first decade under an Operating Support Services Agreement signed by KHNP and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation.

Barakah containment building passes tests

New Nuclear

04 July 2016

Tests to evaluate the strength and leak tightness of the containment building at the United Arab Emirates' first nuclear unit at Barakah have been completed successfully. The structural integrity test and the integrated leak rate test, which together demonstrate the integrity and robustness of the structure and its ability to perform under normal and extraordinary circumstances, took several weeks to complete.