The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation continues to achieve continuous achievements during the development of the Barakah Peaceful Nuclear Energy Plants Project in the Al Dhafra region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, according to a clear vision based on the completion of this mega project, relying on the leadership role of Emirati competencies, who were able in record time to acquire knowledge and experience Distinguished by this advanced technical sector.
The role of Emirati competencies has emerged more recently with the completion of the loading of nuclear fuel packages at the second plant reactor in Barakah, which was accomplished by a team of distinguished Emirati competencies in accordance with the highest international safety and quality standards.
The specialized nuclear fuel loading team, consisting of 31 specialists in this advanced technical process, including 28 Emirati engineers and technicians, undertook the fuel loading process, which requires high concentration and accuracy, by transporting the 241 fuel packages, one after the other, using special equipment. And installed it in the core of the reactor located inside the reactor containment building, taking advantage of the lessons learned from implementing the same process in the first plant about a year ago.
The fuel loading process in the second plant reactor took place, after the plant’s operating license was issued by the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation on March 9, 2021, which gives the operating company of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation the license to operate the plant for 60 years.
These achievements, which were achieved by Emirati personnel specialized in an advanced technical sector, are the result of the strategy pursued by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, and the directives of the leadership that are concerned with developing Emirati competencies.
While the number of employees in the corporation and its subsidiaries reaches 3000 employees, Emirati competencies constitute 60% of them, while more than 2000 of these competencies have participated in the development of Barakah stations since its inception, among them more than 1100 under the age of 35 years.
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