中国石化新闻网讯 据油气新闻网站2月17日阿布扎比报道 阿联酋独立的核监督机构联邦核监管局（FANR）2月17日颁发了Barakah核电站1号机组的运行许可证，从而使阿拉伯世界第一座核电站的运行得以进行。
阿联酋常驻国际原子能机构代表兼联邦核管理局副主席Hamad Al Kaabi说：“今天的宣布是阿联酋的又一个里程碑，是12年来为发展阿联酋核能计划所作努力的顶点，FANR在这一计划中发挥了重要作用，使这一愿景成为现实。”
王磊 摘译自 油气新闻
UAE wins appproval for Arab region's first nuclear plant
The UAE’s independent nuclear watchdog, The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), today (February 17) issued an operating licence for Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, thus giving the go-ahead on operations for the first nuclear power plant in the Arab world.
The licence, with an estimated duration of 60 years, was granted to Nawah Energy Company, a subsidiary of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) for the operation of the nuclear plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi.
With this licence, Nawah can commission and operate the Unit 1 of the Emirati nuclear plant, it stated.
FANR had granted the licence only after years of extensive reviews and inspections, its officials said.
This included more than 185 inspections, reviewing 14,000 pages of the plant’s operating licence application, and requesting more than 2,000 additional pieces of information on various matters related to reactor design, safety and other issues to ensure the plant’s compliance with regulatory requirements.
The assessment involved reviewing of the plant’s layout design and analysis of the site’s location in terms of geography and demography. It also included the reactor design, cooling systems, security arrangements, emergency preparedness, radioactive waste management and other technical aspects.
FANR also assessed Nawah’s organizational and manpower readiness with all the required processes and procedures to ensure the safety and security of nuclear power plant.
“Today’s announcement is another milestone for the UAE, culminating efforts of 12 years towards the development of the UAE Nuclear Energy Programme to which FANR played a significant role to turn this vision into reality,” remarked Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, the UAE Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Deputy Chairman of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.
The UAE, he stated, was currently building four units at the Barakah plant. Of this, overall construction rate of Unit 1 has reached more than 93%; Unit 2 around 95%; Unit 3: 92% and Unit 4 nearly 83%.