The UAE’s Department of Energy (DoE) has issued a license for generating electricity to Barakah One Company, a key regulatory requirement for the operation of the Barakah nuclear facility at Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi, WAM (Emirates News Agency) reported.

The Electricity Generation Licence is an important milestone for the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) subsidiary Nawah to obtain an operating licence from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).

The DoE assessment asserted that Barakah One Company is in compliance with the standards and requirements necessary to obtain the electricity generation licence.

Barakah One is the joint venture subsidiary company owned by ENEC and KEPCO.

Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, DoE chairman, stated that “one of the strategic objectives of the DoE is to guarantee energy security and sufficient supplies of energy… as well as to meet the economic aspirations and needs of coming generations.”