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Emirates Cement Factory (ECF) has been certified by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Hyundai Samsung Joint Venture (HSJV) to supply Q Class cement to the Barakah nuclear power plant
The cement will be used for Units 1 and 2 of the nuclear plant, located in Abu Dhabi's western region, owned by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation.
ECF, a fully-owned subsidiary of Arkan Building Materials, upgraded its quality assurance, quality control and production procedures to meet the standard of ASME NQA-1-2008.
It is the first fully-integrated cement plant in the GCC to be certified as a Q Class cement provider to the Barakah plant. The cement producer was required to meet a set of technological and quality standards outlined in ASME’s Nuclear Quality Assurance Standards, which includes safety, testing and production guidelines, for qualifying as aprovider of Q Class cement.
As part of this programme, ECF’s workforce was also trained to ensure that they were qualified to manufacture products that were in line with international nuclear quality standards.
Arkan Building Materials general manager of cement division Abdulaziz Asad said, “Gaining this certification represents an important strategic milestone for Emirates Cement Factory and for Arkan Building Materials and further demonstrates the high quality standards to which we adhere.”