Monday 16-01-2023 20:33 pm
ABU DHABI, 16th January, 2023 (WAM) — Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ENEC, has stressed that Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed The importance of His Highness Al Nahyan’s visit, the President of the Republic of Korea Yoon Hee-yeol went to the Barakah nuclear power plant.
He said the visit represented the UAE leadership’s longstanding support for the large-scale project that is the cornerstone of the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy programme, noting today’s role of the Barakah nuclear power plant in providing sufficient clean electricity to rapidly decarbonize it key sectors and enhance domestic energy security.
Al Hammadi said: “The Barakah Nuclear Power Plant is now recognized as the benchmark for new nuclear energy projects globally and underscores the UAE’s leading role in the global clean energy transition. This is the strategy behind the UAE leadership’s decision to invest in nuclear energy more than 14 years ago The result of vision.Thanks to the support of our leadership, ENEC and our Korean partners have developed a new model to finance and manage an advanced nuclear energy mega-project that is currently rapidly decarbonizing the UAE’s power sector. “
He added, “With the completion of Unit 3 at the Barakah plant, ENEC is now just a few steps away from meeting 25% of the UAE’s electricity needs with zero emissions, decarbonizing the power sector and accounting for 25% of the UAE’s national identified electricity needs by 2030 Contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions every year.”
“We are now focused on realizing the full value of the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy programme, and the Barakah nuclear power plant will be a catalyst for innovation in the clean energy transition,” concluded Al Hammadi.