Update to ENEC Announcement on 12.04.2018

10.04.19

   

In 2018, through the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) rigorous construction oversight and Quality Assurance (QA) process, concrete voids were identified during the construction phase of Unit 3, and minor small voids were found in Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. No voids were found in Units 1 and 4.

The voids were detected by the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), and verified by ENEC; the owner of the Barakah Plant. Following the discovery, ENEC, as the Construction License holder, officially notified the UAE nuclear regulator, the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).

A repair plan was developed by ENEC and KEPCO for both Units. FANR has been regularly updated, and reviewed the repair plan and repair works on Unit 3 and Unit 2, and all repair works are now complete on both Units in accordance with the highest international standards of safety, security and quality. Consequently, the safety-led construction of the Barakah Plant continues to progress steadily and ENEC can confirm that the repair work on Units 2 and 3 has not impacted the project schedule.