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Work starts on UAE's second reactor

29 May 13 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has started construction of the UAE's second nuclear energy plant.

ENEC chairman Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak commended the commitment demonstrated by the Korean Government in the development of the nuclear energy programme.

After receiving the approved construction licence from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), ENEC poured the first concrete for Unit 2, marking the official start of construction. Building the plant will take five years.

ENEC chief executive officer Mohammad Ibrahim Al Hammadi said: "We are drawing on the skills and expertise of a world-class nuclear corporation through our prime contractor Kepco.”

Construction of the UAE's first nuclear energy plant began last year. ENEC is constructing a total of four nuclear plants in Barakah.

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