Powering the future of the UAE through safe, clean and efficient nuclear energy
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is working to deliver safe, clean, efficient nuclear energy to the United Arab Emirates - energy that is needed to support the UAE’s social and economic growth.
Energy demand in the UAE is growing at an annual rate of about 9 per cent – three times the global average. Developing a reliable supply of electricity is critical to the future growth of the Nation.
ENEC is taking on this challenge, with a target of delivering electricity to the UAE grid in 2017. By 2020, it is projected that nuclear energy will produce nearly a quarter of the nation’s electricity needs.
Underscoring this commitment is safety - our most important priority. There is nothing more important than the safety of our employees, our communities and the environment.
2008APRIL 2008Publication of the UAE Policy on the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy: the Policy is built on the most exacting standards of safety, transparency and security, making the UAE a role model for nuclear energy development worldwide.
2009OCTOBER 2009UAE Adopted its Federal Nuclear Law
2009DECEMBER 2009Launch of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Prime Contractor Selected
2010APRIL 2010Initial Drilling
2012JULY 2012Pouring of Safety Related Concrete to Unit 1
2014JULY 2014Reactor Vessel Setting
2016OCTOBER 2016Fuel Loading
2017MAY 2017Complete Unit 1
2018MAY 2018Complete Unit 2
2019MAY 2019Complete Unit 3
2020MAY 2020Complete Unit 4
EAD Approves Construction Of Nuclear Energy Plant
Barakah Units 1 & 2 granted approval from Abu Dhabi’s environment regulatorThe Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has received a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the environmental regulator, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), for the construction of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 &… More
Official Statement in Response to Construction License Award from FANR
From Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC):“We are very pleased to receive the Construction License for Barakah Units 1 & 2 from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). This marks an important milestone in the UAE’s peaceful, civil nuclear energy… More
ENEC Begins Construction Of UAE’s First Nuclear Energy Plant
Safety concrete poured for Barakah Unit 1 following receipt of Construction License from UAE RegulatorThe Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) officially commenced the construction of the UAE’s first nuclear energy plant yesterday, by pouring the first nuclear safety concrete for Barakah Unit 1. This significant milestone for the UAE’s… More