The UAE and IAEA will conduct a two-day international exercise to test the global emergency response system for a severe accident simulated at the UAE’s Barakah nuclear power plant.
Abu Dhabi is expected to cut power generation emissions from 40 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2020 to approximately 20 million tonnes in 2025, said Eng. Awaidha Al Marar, Chairman of the DoE.
This new milestone takes ENEC and its subsidiaries to the halfway mark of delivering on its commitment to supply up a quarter of the country's electricity needs.
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.
Unit 3 will add another 1,400 megawatts of zero-carbon emission electricity capacity to the national grid, a major step forward in guaranteeing UAE energy security and energy sustainability to tackle climate change — two of the biggest challenges facing the world today.