As part of its filings with the Federal Authority of Nuclear Regulation (FANR), ENEC provides the following tentative schedule for regulatory filings, construction activity and operations. All dates are subject to necessary regulatory approvals.
|Non-nuclear Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to EAD for Units 1, 2, 3 and 4||Complete|
|Non-nuclear Construction Environment Management Plan (CEMP)||Filed August 2010|
|Non-nuclear Construction Environmental Permit (CEP)|
|Site Selection License for Units 1, 2, 3 and 4||Received 28 February 2010|
|Site Preparation License - Allows construction of non safety-related structures and excavation for safety-related structures||Received 8 July 2010|
|Limited Construction License for Manufacturing - Allows fabrication and assembling of safety related components, systems and structures||Received 8 July 2010|
|Submit Construction License Application (CLA) to FANR for Units 1and 2||Filed 27 December 2010|
|Submit Nuclear Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to EAD for Units 1, 2, 3 and 4||Filed 27 December 2010|
|Pour first Unit 1 power block concrete||July 2012|
|Submit Units 1 and 2 Operating License Application (OLA) to FANR||Mid-Late 2015|
|Unit 1 Commercial Operations||2017|
|Pour first Unit 2 power block concrete||Late 2013|
|Unit 2 Commercial Operations||2018|
|Submit CLA for Units 3 and 4||1Q 2013|
|Submit OLA for Units 3 and 4||Mid-Late 2017|
|Unit 3 Commercial Operations||2019|
|Unit 4 Commercial Operations||2020|
On April 22 2010, ENEC announced that it has filed two license applications and an environmental assessment related topreliminary work at ENEC’s preferred site for the United Arab Emirates’ first nuclear power plants.
The documents filed with FANR are:
The Request for Site Preparation License, UAE Nuclear Power Plants Units 1, 2, 3 & 4. This document requests a Site Preparation License from FANR that would allow ENEC to conduct site preparation activities that are not related to nuclear safety.
The Request for a Limited Construction License to Manufacture and Assemble Nuclear Safety Related Equipment, UAE Nuclear Power Plants Units 1, 2, 3, and 4. This application seeks permission for ENEC to proceed with the manufacture of various parts of the nuclear power plants, including the reactor pressure vessel, steam generators, pressurizers, coolant pumps, and other components. The manufacture of these components would be the responsibility of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, in Korea, part of the Korea Electric Power Company-led consortium that is ENEC’s Prime Contractor. Pending regulatory approval, ENEC would anticipate starting some of the manufacturing later this year.
Another document, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been filed with the Environmental Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD). The SEA is a Master Plan level document that addresses the environmental impacts of the project, and includes information on mitigation measures and monitoring programs. The study also addresses the construction activities on site.