Doosan wins Nawah maintainance contract for Barakah NEP

Maintenance service agreement signed with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction for Barakah, which is 93% complete

The UAE's Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant is 93% complete.
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The UAE's Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant is 93% complete.

Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary created by a joint venture of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) to operate and maintain the UAE's Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant (Barakah NEP), has signed a maintenance service agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC), a subsidiary of South Korea's Changwon-headquartered Doosan Group, for the under-construction megaproject in Abu Dhabi that is now more than 93% complete. 

The agreement will see DHIC providing Nawah maintenance services and manpower to support routine and outage maintenance activities for all four 1,400 MW APR1400 units of the Barakah plant, which is located in Abu Dhabi's Al Dhafra region. 

DHIC has been a "significant supplier of major components" for the Barakah nuclear plant, and its partnership with Nawah is expected to bolster the safety credentials of Barakah, which is expected to receive an operating licence from Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). 

Commenting on the agreement, Nawah's chief executive officer, Mark Reddemann, said: “We are delighted to sign this agreement with DHIC, reflecting the strong relationship between the UAE and South Korea.”

CEO of DHIC's nuclear power plant business group, Kiyong Na, added: “This agreement will be a stepping stone for close cooperation with Nawah to operate Barakah NEP safely and efficiently.

"As DHIC has supplied quality nuclear components such as the reactor vessel, steam generator, and turbine and generators on time and within budget to Barakah NEP, we will support Nawah with excellent maintenance technology.”

In a statement, Nawah said "a pool of qualified international maintenance suppliers" would serve Nawah, which would ensure the Barakah units were being maintained in line with the obligations set out by FANR's operating licence. 

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