ENEC and TRANSCO sign Barakah nuclear power deal

ENEC Barakah nuclear power plant Abu Dhabi WFESEmirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed a deal with Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company (TRANSCO) to establish an operating framework for electricity generated at ENEC’s nuclear energy units to be transmitted to the UAE grid

The Connection & Interface Agreement (C&IA), signed at TRANSCO’s Abu Dhabi offices by ENEC CEO H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi and TRANSCO acting managing director Mohammed Bin Jarsh, comes as ENEC prepares for the energisation of its switchyard ahead of the delivery of its four nuclear energy reactors, with the generated electricity set to be transmitted to the grid via TRANSCO’s power lines.

“This is a pivotal agreement and the result of hard work and a close collaboration between ENEC and TRANSCO”, remarked Al Hammadi. “Close working partnerships and relationships with our stakeholders are vital components for the success of ENEC’s programme and for the organisation to continue to deliver each milestone of the UAE peaceful nuclear energy programme.”

Progress on the nuclear energy units at Barakah continues apace with Unit 1 now more than 84 per cent complete, according to ENEC. Unit 2 is currently 64 per cent complete, with Units 3 and 4 at completion levels of 41 per cent and 25 per cent, respectively. The four units have been scheduled to be operative by 2020.

Bin Jarsh noted, “We are pleased to support ENEC in what is a strategically important development for the UAE. Finalising the Connection and Interface Agreement is a milestone event that signifies the commitment of TRANSCO to this project and its objectives.”

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