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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Under the license, Nawah Energy will be authorised to operate the third unit of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant for the next 60 years.
Barakah is now generating double the amount of zero-carbon electricity with the recent start of Unit 2 commercial operations as it powers the sustainable growth of the UAE.
Al Hammadi has led the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme and the Barakah Plant since its inception.
During this phase, new nuclear fuel assemblies will be added, and several maintenances and testing activities will be carried out for equipment used for power production, safety-related systems and others.
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the operator of the UAE’s Barakah Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the first NPP in the Arab region, had strengthened operational safety by fully addressing the findings of an initial IAEA safety review mission five years ago.
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary Nawah Energy Company has received the Operating License from the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) for Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, and the process of loading fuel assemblies into the reactor has begun in line with all national regulations and the highest international standards.
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