Nawah completes fuel assembly loading at Unit 2 of Barakah Plant

23 Mar 2021

Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), is pleased to confirm that it has successfully completed loading the fuel assemblies into the reactor of Unit 2 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant and will now commence testing Unit 2’s systems, prior to the start-up of the reactor, before gradually raising power levels while conducting a series of tests, a process called Power Ascension Testing (PAT).

Nawah’s diverse team of expert operators followed strict guidelines and international best practices in loading the fuel assemblies into Unit 2, concluding the process one year after successfully completing the same work at Unit 1.

Nawah safely completed all national inspections, before receiving the Operating License in March 2021 from the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), to operate Unit 2 of the Barakah Plant for a duration of 60 years.