The UAE’s Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) was issued on Tuesday morning its operating licence for the Unit 2 reactor of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant (Barakah) by the country’s independent nuclear power plant regulator, the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).
The decision to issue the Operating Licence is a culmination of efforts made by FANR since it received the Operating Licence Application from ENEC, on behalf of Nawah, in 2015 for Units 1 and 2.
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Summary: "Today marks a new chapter in our journey for the development of peaceful nuclear energy with the issuing of the operating licence for the first Barakah plant," His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said in a tweet
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ENEC, announced on Tuesday that, following the successful completion of fuel assembly loading into Unit 1, the UAE has officially become a peaceful nuclear energy operating nation.
The milestone is an important step in the ongoing Power Ascension Testing (PAT) of Unit 1, which involves slowly raising the reactor power levels while collecting data and tuning control and safety systems.
With the Unit 2 grid connection successfully completed, the Unit is in preparation to adding a further 1,400MW of clean electricity capacity to the UAE grid, with the first megawatts of emissions-free electricity from this unit now being dispatched to businesses, schools and homes.
When it comes to carbon emissions, a good number of countries make big talk about reducing them, but in reality they are just increasing the toxic fumes. For instance, scientists have detected a large gap, equal to about what the United States emits annually, between the amount of climate-warming emissions that countries report and the amount that independent models say reaches the atmosphere.