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Peaceful nuclear project key to UAE energy mix, says Enec

DUBAI, February 2, 2019

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said the development of peaceful nuclear energy was key to the diversification of the UAE’s energy mix. 
 
It had already created solid value across many strategic sectors in the UAE and internationally, stated Enec CEO Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi while addressing high-ranking UAE military students at Abu Dhabi University on the unique qualities of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.
 
This was a part of a wider lecture series aimed at highlighting the UAE Program’s benefits to the nation, and leading role within the international nuclear energy industry, he added.
 
Al Hammadi discussed how the policy led to the creation of Enec and its subsidiaries, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company, which were established through a Joint Venture partnership in 2016 with Enec's Prime Contractor for the construction of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).
 
Al Hammadi, while highlighting the numerous benefits of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, said: "The development of peaceful nuclear energy is supporting the diversification of the UAE’s energy mix and has already created solid value across many strategic sectors in the UAE and internationally."
 
Nuclear energy has a key role to play in the UAE Energy Plan 2050, which aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 70 per cent, increase clean energy use by 50 per cent and improve energy efficiency by 40 per cent by the middle of the century, he stated.
 
Enec is building the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, with four units under simultaneous construction, in accordance with the highest international standards of quality and safety.
 
"Supplying the UAE with clean and reliable electricity, developing a local industrial supply chain and ensuring the sustainability of the Barakah project are three of our key goals for the future," stated Al Hammadi. 
 
"Our Barakah project is one of the biggest new nuclear build construction sites in the world, and as we continue to move forward with the highest international standards of quality, safety, and security, the UAE has become a role model for other nations interested in introducing peaceful nuclear energy to their energy mix for the first time," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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