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UAE records '100 million safe man-hours' at Barakah NPP

UAE records '100 million safe man-hours' at Barakah NPP

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has marked four years and more than 100 million safe man-hours without a Lost Time Injury at the Barakah nuclear power plant. ENEC says the milestone sets a new benchmark for industrial safety for nuclear new-build projects around the world.

Corporate 16 June 2021


UAE's first nuclear unit starts commercial operation

UAE's first nuclear unit starts commercial operation

Barakah unit 1 entered commercial operation today, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced. The unit, which is operated by Nawah Energy Company, has been the single largest electricity generator in the UAE since reaching 100% power in early December. ENEC said the 1400-megawatt unit, which is in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, is now providing "constant, reliable and sustainable electricity around the clock". As a result, ENEC says it is "now leading the largest decarbonisation effort of any industry in the UAE to date". 

New Nuclear 06 April 2021


Viewpoint: The global impact of Barakah

Viewpoint: The global impact of Barakah

The United Arab Emirates has shown it is possible to build a new civilian nuclear energy programme from scratch within little more than a decade. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, describes the significance of this feat for the global nuclear industry.

Perspectives 07 April 2021


Fuel loading under way at Barakah 2

Fuel loading under way at Barakah 2

The process of loading 241 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 2 at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE has begun, operator Nawah Energy Company has announced. The move follows the issuance last week by the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation of the operating licence for the second of four Korean-designed APR1400 units at the site.

New Nuclear 15 March 2021


UAE regulator issues second Barakah operating licence

UAE regulator issues second Barakah operating licence

The UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation has today issued an operating licence for Barakah unit 2 to the plant's operator, Nawah Energy Company. Nawah will now begin the commissioning of the Arab world's second nuclear power reactor.

Regulation & Safety 09 March 2021


The barrier to nuclear is perception, says panel

The barrier to nuclear is perception, says panel

As policymakers grapple with the twin challenges of climate change and a post-COVID economic recovery, the benefits of nuclear power are clearer than ever, but the industry still has some way to go in addressing perceptions of its alleged drawbacks with cost, safety and radioactive waste. This was the overriding message of the three panellists in a webinar held last week by Utilities Middle East in partnership with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Nuclear Policies 31 December 2020


First UAE nuclear reactor reaches full power

First UAE nuclear reactor reaches full power

Barakah unit 1 has reached 100% power and is now generating 1400 MW of electricity, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced today. The unit, which is operated by Nawah Energy Company, is now the single largest power generator in the UAE and is due to begin commercial operations early next year.

New Nuclear 07 December 2020


UAE, Saudi nuclear regulators strengthen cooperation

UAE, Saudi nuclear regulators strengthen cooperation

The UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation and Saudi Arabia's Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Commission have agreed to cooperate in nuclear and radiation regulatory matters, and to form topical working groups. The agreement follows the signing of a bilateral accord on cooperation in nuclear energy between the two countries in 2019.

Regulation & Safety 16 November 2020


UAE's clean energy goals are not limited to solar, says energy minister

UAE's clean energy goals are not limited to solar, says energy minister

The United Arab Emirates' world records in the development of solar power do not distract from an ambition to expand its use of nuclear energy to help facilitate the transition to a clean economy, UAE Minister of Energy Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui said yesterday. In his address to the 11th Clean Energy Ministerial, the minister explained the progress the UAE has made with its Energy Strategy 2050.

Nuclear Policies 23 September 2020


UAE's first reactor starts supplying power

UAE's first reactor starts supplying power

Unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear power plant in the Al Dhafrah region of Abu Dhabi has been connected to the grid and has begun supplying electricity to the UAE. The South Korean-supplied APR1400 is expected to enter full commercial operation later this year.

New Nuclear 19 August 2020