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FANR Issues Operating License for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

 
FANR Issues Operating License for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant
- UAE is the first country in the Arab region to operate a nuclear power plant.
- License issuance follows comprehensive review of Operating License Application submitted by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation on behalf of Nawah in 2015
 
17 February 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, has today issued the Operating License for Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant to the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) subsidiary responsible for operation of the nuclear power plant located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate in the United Arab Emirates. 
 
The Operating License, with an estimated duration of 60 years, authorizes Nawah to commission and operate the Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant. 
 
The decision to issue the Operating License is a culmination of efforts made by FANR since it received the Operating License Application from ENEC, on behalf of Nawah, in 2015. FANR followed a systematic review process that included a thorough assessment of the application documentation, conducting robust regulatory oversight and inspections. 
 
The assessment included reviewing the plant’s layout design and the analysis of the site’s location in terms of geography and demography. The assessment also included the reactor design, cooling systems, security arrangements, emergency preparedness, radioactive waste management and other technical aspects. FANR also assessed Nawah’s, the operator, organizational and manpower readiness with all the required processes and procedures to ensure the safety and security of nuclear power plant.  
 
FANR reviewed the 14,000 page Operating License Application, conducted more than 185 inspections and requested approximately 2,000 additional pieces of information on various matters related to reactor design, safety and other issues to ensure the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant’s complete compliance with all regulatory requirements.
 
“Today’s announcement is another milestone for the UAE, culminating efforts of 12 years towards the development of the UAE Nuclear Energy Programme to which FANR played a significant role to turn this vision into reality,” said His Excellency Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Deputy Chairman of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.
 
“The UAE Nuclear Energy Programme and its regulatory framework adhere to the Safety Standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the international best practices, where FANR ensured its implementation during the construction of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant. The decision announced today is the result of intensive work and collaboration with national and international stakeholders such as IAEA, Republic of Korea and other international regulatory bodies,” added Al Kaabi.
 
Following the issuance of the Operating License for Unit 1, Nawah will undertake a period of commissioning to prepare for the commercial operation of during which FANR will conduct around-the-clock inspections, using its resident inspectors located at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in addition to deploying other inspectors, to ensure the Fuel Load and Power Accession processes are completed according to regulatory requirements.
 
“The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation played an indispensable role in regulating the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant since 2009 and especially after we received the Operating License Application for Unit 1 in 2015.  We conducted extensive reviews and robust inspections to ensure it fulfils our regulatory requirements and thus is ready to operate safely. FANR also prepared for the operations phase which include putting all arrangements in place to conduct regulatory oversight and necessary inspections to ensure protection of the community and environment when the unit 1 starts operating,” said Christer Viktorsson, Director-General of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).
 
To ensure implementing the highest international standards of nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation, the UAE received in the past decade 11 major peer review missions from the IAEA to review and assess various aspects from nuclear infrastructure, the legal and regulatory system, nuclear safety, nuclear security, emergency preparedness and non-proliferation. The reports from the missions of the IAEA are publicly available.
 
One of the principles of the nuclear policy is transparency to which the Government of the United Arab Emirates has been committed to by adhering to international conventions and agreements such the IAEA’s Safeguard Agreement and its Additional Protocol and the Convention on Nuclear Safety and other instruments. Such commitments ensure the programme is designed for peaceful purposes and in line with national and international laws.
 
The UAE is currently building four units at the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, and the project’s overall construction rate is more than 93% as follows: Unit 1: completed; Unit 2: 95%; Unit 3: 92%; Unit 4: 83%.


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Posted on : Monday, February 17, 2020  4:53:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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