UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) board convened a video conference to review the Authority's performance during the first quarter as well as the progress in implementing a number of initiatives planned for this year.
The board members also got latest updates on the four units of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, said FANR in its statement.
They also reviewed FANR’s regulatory oversight and inspection programme during the commissioning phase of Unit 1, planned for a startup soon, to ensure implementation of its safety, security and safeguards requirements.
FANR issued in February the Operating Licence for Unit 1 for a duration of 60 years. It currently conducts around-the-clock inspection, using its resident inspectors at Barakah Nuclear Power plant and deploying other inspectors to ensure the testing processes are carried out according to requirements.
FANR said members of the board also discussed the UAE government's directions and the Authority's latest precautionary measures with regard to Covid-19.
"FANR took necessary measures to ensure business continuity and conducting its critical regulatory activities essential for the safety of the public, workers and environment, where it formed the Response Advisory Team to closely monitor the situation and implement the actions needed.
FANR also encouraged its customers and licensees to use its smart services to complete their transactions in a smooth and timely manner. FANR is in preparation to return to work by at least 30 percent of its critical roles following the federal government’s recent announcement," it said.-TradeArabia News Service
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