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Newcomers Success Stories: UAE Experience

Governing New Nuclear Programmes: Newcomer Success Stories

Date and time

Thursday, 29 April 2021
13:00-15:00 Central European Summer Time (Berlin, GMT +02:00)

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This is the first webinar in the IAEA Webinar Series on the newcomers success stories in nuclear infrastructure development. It will be dedicated to the UAE successful nuclear power programme from its inception to the Barakah 1 start-up. The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Transparency policy and governmental support to the nuclear power programme;
  • Regulatory Body approach adopted for building the required competence and licensing the first unit (Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation);
  • Responsibilities of the owner organization in licensing and construction oversight (Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation);
  • Developing the operating organization for commissioning to operation (Nawah Energy Company);
  • Ensuring the sustainability of the programme in the long-term (Khalifa University).

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • understand the role of the Government in creating enabling environment for the nuclear power programme;
  • strengthen your knowledge of the challenges faced by the regulatory body to build competence and license the first nuclear power unit;
  • increase awareness of the role of the owner/operator in preparing the license applications and during the construction phase;
  • raise your awareness of the organizational changes in the transition from construction to operation
  • gain insights on the educational programmes implemented to build a robust pipeline of qualified professionals.


Mr. Christer Viktorsson, Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

Eng. Ali Al Hammadi, Nawah Energy Company

Mr Nasser Al Nasseri, Barakah One Company

Professor Dr. Ahmed Alkaabi, Khalifa University


Milko Kovachev, IAEA

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