UAE: Nuclear regulator grants licence for second reactor

Issue 1122 - 18 Mar 2021

The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has granted a licence to operate the second of four nuclear reactors being developed at Barakah in Abu Dhabi, a senior FANR official said on 9 March. Preparations for unit one’s commercial operations are at an advanced stage, with a declaration of commercial operations expected soon. Also expected is fuel loading in unit two at Barakah, with a testing phase of around one year to follow.

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