UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

On Friday 24 July, 2015  two senior Royal Commission staff departed Australia to visit to the United Arab Emirates and inspect the world’s newest nuclear power plant development.

During this visit, the Royal Commission met with officials from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation and discussed matters such as the four major reactors in the UAE, what types of regulatory frameworks have been implemented, what structures and safety processes are in place and what could be learnt from the UAE’s further engagement in the nuclear fuel cycle.

 

  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - SUNDAY 26 AUGUST

    Meeting with the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)

    • Discussion with UAE regulator concerning the establishment and preparation of a regulatory structure in the UAE, the Nuclear Law governing projects in the UAE, international participation and oversight of regulation, the licensing process for the Barakah NPP project and its progress to date.
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MONDAY 27 AUGUST

    Meeting with Emirate Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

    • Discussion with ENEC concerning progress in NPP construction process, timetables, challenges in the construction of new nuclear plant and lessons learned in the process, proposed fuel loading and process for fuelling new NPP
    • Tour and visit of Barakah NPP construction site and control room simulation facility