UAE nuclear project companies move HQ to Masdar
The UAE's Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its operating subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), held an inaugural ceremony to commemorate a move to their new headquarters in Masdar City
The UAE's Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its operating subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), held an inaugural ceremony to commemorate a move to their new headquarters in Masdar City.
Top management officials and employees from both companies attended the ceremony.
The move to Abu Dhabi's Masdar City is in line with ENEC’s vision to deliver safe, clean, and efficient nuclear energy to the UAE.
ENEC is working on the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant (Barakah NPP), which is expected to cut down in 12 million tons in carbon emissions every year.
"Masdar City, and the renewable energy that powers its facilities, are other examples of how the UAE continues to pursue clean and sustainable forms of energy following the leadership’s innovative decision to diversify the nation’s supply," ENEC CEO Mohamed Al Hammadi said.
Acting CEO of Nawah, Mohammed Sahoo Al Suwaidi, added that as the recently established operating subsidiary for the UAE peaceful nuclear energy program, Nawah will continue to work closely with ENEC, building on the momentum already laid for operational readiness of Barakah NPP.
Masdar City, which broke ground in 2008, is ranked among the world’s most sustainable urban developments.
Commenting on the relocation of ENEC’s headquarters to Masdar City, Masdar CEO, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, said: "As a hub for energy, research and clean-tech companies, Masdar City is delighted to host ENEC, providing a strong base to support its strategic mandate to deliver safe, secure and reliable energy to the UAE as part of a diversified energy mix.
"ENEC joins a growing community of public, private and non-profit organisations at Masdar City, and its substantial workforce will contribute to the life and dynamism of the city greatly."
Construction of Barakah NPP commenced in 2012 and all four nuclear reactors will be operational in 2020.
At full operational capacity, the facility will deliver up to a quarter of the UAE’s electricity needs, WAM reported.