Safety tests have taken place at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Western Region. The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation carried out a structural test and an integrated leak rate test over several weeks at the plant in Al Gharbia. The tests demonstrated the robustness of the structure and the plant’s ability to perform safely under normal and extraordinary circumstances, said Mohamed Al Hammadi, chief executive of Enec. “The commissioning phase of a nuclear energy plant is a critical step towards the first fuel load,” said Mr Al Hammadi. “Before loading the fuel it is essential that the plant is tested under the highest standards of safety, security and quality.” Other tests to verify that the reactor coolant system and other associated systems met the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation’s regulations were also successfully conducted.
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