Saudi Arabia has reportedly launched a project to build the Kingdom’s first nuclear research reactor.
A team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts has spent the last seven days reviewing the UAE’s nuclear energy progress, ahead of plans to begin generating power from the Barakah plant next year.
The cause of the delay in the nuclear power plant’s operation – which was originally due to begin in late 2018 – is reportedly due to a “comprehensive operational readiness review.”
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its operating subsidiary Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) have announced a wide range of scholarships and showcased unique career opportunities to Emiratis at the National Service Career Fair.
Christer Viktorsson, director-general of UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), said that while the reactor was almost technically ready, the regulator could not yet issue an operating licence to Nawah and could not say when the firm would get its licence.
The commitment to move forward with energy efficient technologies was made during the UAE-US Strategic Energy Dialogue held in Abu Dhabi.