Safety, security key for Abu Dhabi nuclear plant

Originally published at The Telegraph

A team from the South Korean company chosen to build the UAE’s nuclear reactors will arrive in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday for a three-day workshop on safety and security.

Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) will discuss measures taken for the first power plant in Barakah, in the Western Region, which is expected to be in operation in 2017.

“Construction of a nuclear power plant is a huge undertaking and a very complex project, with many stakeholders involved on both sides,” said Hamad Al Kaabi, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

“Ongoing consultations and dialogue are important to assess progress, address challenges and identify opportunities,” he said.

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