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UAE envoys visit Barakah nuclear plant site

ABU DHABI, April 17, 2017

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and Nawah Energy Company recently played host to 117 overseas diplomats at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant during their visit to the project site.

The tour was part of the 11th Forum of UAE Ambassadors and Heads of Missions Abroad, organised from April 9 to 13.

The visit aimed to introduce the representatives to the most significant achievements of the UAE in vital sectors and fields, such as energy, including the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Project, said a statement from Enec.

The UAE ambassadors and heads of missions abroad were given a briefing on the Emirates' peaceful nuclear energy programme and the latest construction and commissioning milestones.

The visitors were greeted by Enec CEO Mohamed Al Hammadi, Nawah Energy Company's acting CEO Mohammed Sahoo Al Suwaidi, Barakah One Company CEO Nasser Al Nasseri, Enec’s deputy CEO Ahmed Al Rumaithi and other senior executives at the project site.

During their visit, the delegation was briefed on the latest developments of the nuclear energy programme, including construction progress, the next stages of testing and commissioning and plans for operational readiness.

The Barakah plant is considered the world’s largest new build nuclear energy construction site, with four reactors being constructed simultaneously.

During the tour, the ambassadors and heads of missions abroad met the employees and talented Emirati students enrolled in Enec and Nawah’s Energy Pioneers program. The visiting delegation expressed its admiration of the students’ dedication and commended ENEC and Nawah’s education and capacity building initiatives.

Lauding the project, they said the project marked one of the greatest achievements undertaken by the UAE in the field of technology and nuclear energy, which will eventually have a vital and critical role for the long-term stability of the country’s energy generation and strengthening its position on both regional and international levels.

Al Hammadi said: "We are honoured to welcome such a large group of our nation’s diplomatic representatives at Barakah and to demonstrate our commitment to delivering this program with quality and safety as our number one priorities."

"Under the guidance of our wise leadership and with the support of the international community, the UAE is paving the way to be at the forefront of clean low-carbon energy with promising projects operated by qualified Emiratis," he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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