UAE’s Barakah One granted electricity generation licence

The UAE’s department of energy (DoE) 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)
TRME Barakah1The electricity generation licence granted to Barakah One Company is the first of its kind in the region that will allow the plant to generate electricity from peaceful nuclear energy. (Image source: ENEC)

The licence is a key regulatory requirement before operation of the peaceful Barakah Nuclear Energy Plants in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi.

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

The DoE’s assessment and analysis has confirmed that Barakah One Company has met the requirements necessary to obtain the electricity generation licence.

Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, DoE chairman, said that generating electricity from nuclear energy is one of the best long-term solutions for the production of clean, efficient and reliable power to support the UAE’s continued economic growth and diversification.

Published in Technical Review Middle East, 1st August, 2018