ENEC CEO: Barakah plant to set new global standards


ABU DHABI — The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) participated in the second Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi organized by The Atlantic Council and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, Mubadala, and Masdar.

ENEC Chief Executive Officer Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi addressed participants during the opening of “A New Age for Nuclear Energy” plenary session on the second day of the forum, highlighting the role of nuclear energy leaders as a key to the growth and consolidation of nuclear energy globally.

He highlighted that Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, as the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab world, sets a new standard for all countries developing or looking to develop peaceful nuclear energy programs, and will support the case for the creation of new programs around the world.

Al Hammadi encouraged nuclear leaders to establish a positive dialogue with their local communities, to demonstrate how nuclear energy plants actively contribute to the community through the creation of clean electricity, development of high-value careers, economic diversification, and enhanced energy security.

The ENEC is working to deliver safe, clean, efficient and reliable nuclear energy to the United Arab Emirates - energy that is needed to support the UAE’s social and economic growth. Established by decree in December 2009 by Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, ENEC represents all aspects of the UAE peaceful nuclear energy program. Driven by a Culture of Safety, ENEC’s overriding priority is ensuring the safety of the UAE community, employees and the environment.

Nawah Energy Company is a subsidiary of ENEC and partially owned by the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)., Nawah has been mandated to safely operate and maintain Units 1 to 4 in Barakah in adherence to the highest standards of safety, security and quality, and to the UAE’s commitment of operational transparency.

Barakah One Company is a subsidiary of ENEC and partially owned by the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). Barakah One Company is the company in charge of representing the financial and commercial interests of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant project. — SG