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Major components installed at final Barakah unit

New Nuclear

14 August 2017

Barakah_4_SG_signing_(Enec)-48The final reactor vessel and steam generators have been installed at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant. Installation of the major components sees the fourth unit at the site pass 52% completion, while the overall project is now over 82% complete.

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 2 completes cold testing

New Nuclear

25 July 2017

Barakah_2_July_2017_(Enec)-48Cold hydrostatic testing has been completed at unit 2 of the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates. Cold hydrostatic testing verifies that the welds, joints, pipes and components of the reactor coolant system and associated high-pressure systems meet the requirements set by the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.

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.