Vision to Reality


Much has been achieved since our inception in 2009. We remain focused on our overall mission – delivering nuclear energy to the UAE.

* Please note that all dates are subject to regulatory approvals.

Timeline for the Development of the UAE’s Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program

  • April 2008 – Publication of the UAE Policy on the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy
  • October 2009 – UAE adopts its Federal Nuclear Law
  • December 2009 – Launch of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Prime Contractor selected
  • April 2010 – ENEC submits environmental assessment and license applications for preliminary work at Barakah site
  • July 2010 – The UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) approves license requests for preliminary site preparation at Barakah
  • December 2010 – ENEC submits construction license application for Barakah Units 1 and 2
  • July 2012 – FANR issues construction license for Barakah Units 1 and 2
  • July 2012 – Pouring of safety-related concrete for Unit 1
  • March 2013 – ENEC submits construction license application for Barakah Units 3 and 4
  • May 2013 – Pouring of safety-related concrete for Unit 2
  • November 2013 – ENEC completes containment liner installation for Unit 1
  • April 2014 – ENEC unveils state-of-the-art Simulator Training Center at Barakah
  • May 2014 – Unit 1 reactor vessel installation
  • July 2014 – Reactor vessel setting for Unit 1
  • September 2014 – Pouring of safety-related concrete for Unit 3
  • January 2015 - ENEC completes concrete dome for Unit 1 reactor containment building
  • January 2015 – ENEC completes artificial reef off coast of Barakah
  • March 2015 – ENEC submits operating license application for Units 1 and 2
  • June 2015 – Unit 2 reactor vessel installation
  • July 2015 – Second full scope APR-1400 training simulator installed at Barakah
  • September 2015 – Unit 2 steam generators installed
  • September 2015 – Pouring of safety-related concrete for Unit 4
  • November 2015 – ENEC completes containment liner installation for Unit 2
  • February 2016 - ENEC and TRANSCO agreement
  • February 2016 - Unit 1 CHT completed
  • April 2016 - Unit 2 RCB completed
  • July 2016 - Unit 1 SIT and ILRT completed
  • July 2016 - Unit 3 reactor vessel installed
  • August 2016 - Unit 3 steam generators installed
  • October 2016 - Financial Close
  • October 2016 - ENEC and KEPCO Joint Venture
  • November 2016 - BOC and ADWEC PPA
  • January 2017 - Barakah Units 3 & 4 Enter Next Phase of Construction
  • February 2017 - Unit 4 condenser installed
  • March 2017 - Unit 3 RCL and RCB completion

 

For the UAE’s first nuclear program, our main goals are very clear.

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