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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.


Apr 1
APRIL 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.
Oct 1
OCTOBER 2009UAE Adopted its Federal Nuclear Law
Dec 1
DECEMBER 2009Launch of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Prime Contractor Selected
Apr 1
APRIL 2010Initial Drilling
Jul 18
JULY 2012Pouring of Safety Related Concrete to Unit 1
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JULY 2014Reactor Vessel Setting
Oct 1
OCTOBER 2016Fuel Loading
May 1
2017Complete Unit 1
May 1
MAY 2018Complete Unit 2
May 1
MAY 2019Complete Unit 3
May 1
MAY 2020Complete Unit 4
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EAD Approves Construction Of Nuclear Energy Plant

Barakah Units 1 & 2 granted approval from Abu Dhabi’s environment regulator

The 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 Regulator

The 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
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