Official Statement in Response to Construction License Award from FANR
18 July 2012
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 program.
FANR’s rigorous review and approval of the Construction License underscores the comprehensive planning and analysis that led to the selection of our site, Barakah, the APR 1400 technology and plant design, and the development of our safety and security infrastructure.
This approval confirms that we are building a world-class nuclear energy program for the UAE and remain committed to the highest standards of safety and quality.
We are now mobilizing our team to move ahead with the next phase of activity under our new license, which starts with pouring the safety concrete for Barakah Unit 1.
This will mark another major achievement for ENEC’s program in our mission to deliver safe, clean, reliable and efficient nuclear energy to the UAE by 2017.”