Fueling the Barakah Plant

A nuclear energy plant works like any other power station. It uses heat and steam to generate electricity. The main difference is the type of fuel used to produce the heat. Some plants use materials such as coal, oil or natural gas as fuel. Nuclear energy plants use uranium as fuel.

A significant aspect of the UAE’s Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant is the procurement, transportation and storage of nuclear fuel.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the operator of the Barakah Plant, are committed to upholding the highest standards for quality and safety in the process of transporting, handling and storing nuclear fuel.

This commitment also guides plans for managing fresh and used nuclear fuel in the UAE. These plans are based on best practices and the operating experience of the global nuclear energy industry, and are overseen by the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).

Learn more about the status of construction at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.