ENEC, NPPA to explore cooperation opportunities

12 December 2023

The company responsible for implementing the UAE's civil nuclear power programme and the owner of Egypt's first nuclear power plant are to explore potential areas for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy under a new agreement signed during COP28.

Amged El-Wakeel and Mohamed Al Hammadi signed the MoU at COP28 (Image: NPPA)

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Egypt's Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) was signed on 7 December, in the presence of NPAA Chairman Amged El-Wakeel, and ENEC Managing Director and CEO Mohamed Al Hammadi.

The two organisations "expressed their wish to further enhance the cooperation between the two countries, in particular, with respect to the peaceful applications of nuclear energy", NPAA said. The MoU will allow both parties to explore potential opportunities for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Construction of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, comprising four Russian-designed and supplied VVER-1200 units nuclear power plant project, is under way at the El Dabaa project, about 320 kilometres north-west of Cairo.

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