Construction Program

The UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program is one of the most ambitious and exciting projects in the country.

ENEC is committed to constructing the Barakah plant in line with the highest standards of quality and safety. The UAE Program also benefits from exceptional levels of international nuclear industry collaboration, which has been an important addition to the UAE’s construction expertise.

Construction of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant began in July 2012, following the receipt of the Construction License from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and a No Objection Certificate from Abu Dhabi’s environmental regulator, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD). In 2013, Construction of Unit 2 commenced. And in 2014 and 2015, we poured first safety concrete for Units 3 and 4 respectively.

In 2015, with the start of construction of Unit 4, the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant became the world’s largest nuclear energy construction site with four identical reactors being safely constructed simultaneously on one site.