Nawah receives operating license for Unit 2 of Barakah Plant

9 Mar 2021

Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), is pleased to confirm that it has received the Operating License for Unit 2 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant from the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).

The Operating License was approved by the FANR Board of Directors on 9 March 2021, following rigorous assessments and independent reviews of Nawah’s operational readiness, including the successful completion of a Pre-start Up Review (PSUR) by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO).

To date, FANR has conducted 312 independent inspections since the start of the Barakah Plant’s development. These reviews were conducted alongside more than 42 assessments and peer reviews by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and WANO.