About Nawah


Nawah Energy Company is working to safely and reliably generate electricity from nuclear energy to contribute to the UAE’s growth, development and quality of life for generations to come.

One year of achievements

Established in 2016, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) will operate and maintain Units 1 to 4 at the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, the first nuclear energy plant in the UAE and the region, located in the Al Dhafra Region, Abu Dhabi.

Nawah, the world’s newest nuclear operator, will harness the power of nuclear energy to provide a safe, reliable, clean and sustainable supply of low-carbon electricity to contribute to the UAE’s social and economic development and enhance the quality of life for generations to come.

With safety as its overriding priority, and in adherence to the highest international standards in the nuclear industry, Nawah will generate 5,300 megawatts of energy from 2020 onwards, supplying approximately 25% of the UAE’s electricity requirements.

Dedicated to protecting the environment and supporting the UAE Government’s plans to boost clean energy across the Emirates, Nawah will be reducing the UAE’s carbon dioxide emissions by 12 million tons annually.

Nawah is a multinational, multicultural and Emirati-led company, fostering the next generation of nuclear energy leaders in the UAE. Nawah is providing top national and international talent with a diverse, fast-paced and dynamic work environment where they can grow and develop.

Nawah Energy Company is a Private Joint Stock Company (PJSC), established after the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement between Nawah’s Shareholders, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) (82%) and the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) (18%).

Construction Timeline

UAE Publishes the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy Policy

UAE Adopts its Federal Nuclear Law

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) selects its Prime Contractor

Initial Drilling

Pouring of Safety Related Concrete – Unit 1

Pouring of Safety Related Concrete – Unit 2

Reactor Vessel Setting – Unit 1

Reactor Vessel Setting – Unit 2

Fuel Load Readiness – Unit 1*

Fuel Load – Unit 1*

Completion of Unit 1*

Completion of Unit 2*

Completion of Unit 3*

Completion of Unit 4*