UAE’s first nuclear reactor gets electricity generation licence

The Department of Energy has issued an electricity generation licence to Barakah One Company, the joint venture subsidiary company owned by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).

The licence is a key regulatory requirement before operation of the first of four reactors at Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi, a statement said.

It added that the licence is an important milestone in advance of Nawah, the operating and maintenance subsidiary of ENEC and KEPCO, obtaining the operating licence from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).

Published in Arabian Business, 25th July, 2018