ENEC and EDF to sign Memorandum of Understanding on research and development

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and France's EDF sign Letter of Intent ahead of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at UAE-France nuclear cooperation event E-FUSION

  
Ahmed Al Mazrouei, Vice President of Research Development, ENEC, signs the agreement with Mr Laurent Clement, CEO of EDF Middle East, in the presence of H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, and Herveacute; Maillart, Head Coordinator of the French Nuclear Industry atnbsp; EDF, at E-Fusion in Dubai, UAE.

Ahmed Al Mazrouei, Vice President of Research & Development, ENEC, signs the agreement with Mr Laurent Clement, CEO of EDF Middle East, in the presence of H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, and Hervé Maillart, Head Coordinator of the French Nuclear Industry at  EDF, at E-Fusion in Dubai, UAE.

Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed a Letter of Intent with France’s electricity company  EDF to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on research and development (R&D) in the nuclear energy sector.

The collaboration is part of ENEC’s commitment towards progressing the UAE’s nuclear energy industry, supporting innovation, clean electricity production and tackling climate change. The planned MoU will elevate the strategic partnership between the two entities through sharing global expertise and the latest advancements in the nuclear energy sector, as well as exploring the production of green hydrogen powered by carbon-free nuclear energy.

EDF (Électricité de France) is a French multinational electric utility company, largely owned by the French state. As the leading nuclear operator of the largest nuclear fleet worldwide, EDF is supporting the global energy transition movement by exporting its expertise in low-carbon energies, such as nuclear energy, renewable energies, and energy services.

Since November 2018 EDF has provided Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) operations and maintenance JV subsidiary Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) with a range of services. These include operational safety, radiation protection, fuel cycle management and environmental monitoring. Expertise is provided through engineering studies, on-site support, training and benchmarking sessions.

This year’s signing took place at the annual E-FUSION (Emirati French Industrial Supply Chain Initiative for Nuclear), a two-day event through a partnership between ENEC and Business France, which is an Emirati-French initiative to create a local supply chain for the nuclear sector. Launched by ENEC, EDF and GIFEN (French Nuclear Cluster) in 2019, the event aims to develop new Franco-Emirati commercial relations in the nuclear sector.

ENEC’s Barakah Plant is one of the largest nuclear energy plants in the world, with four APR-1400 Units. Construction of the Plant began in 2012 and has progressed steadily ever since. Unit 1 started the commercial operations in April 2021. Unit 2 has now completed the fuel load process and is working through all the required processes before start-up. Construction of Units 3 and 4 are in the final stages, with the Units 94 percent and 89 percent complete. Thus, construction of the Barakah Plant as a whole is now more than 95 percent complete.

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