EDF Signs O&M Deal For Abu Dhabi Nuclear Power Plant

French energy group EDF and Nawah Energy have signed a deal to operate and maintain the delayed Barakah power plant, which will be the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab world.

The $24.4 billion Barakah power plant in the United Arab Emirates is the world’s largest nuclear project under construction but has been marred by delays related to training issues.

A subsidiary of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Nawah is authorised to manage the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Barakah facility, which is reported to be the first nuclear energy plant in the UAE.

Under the ten-year agreement, EDF will provide Nawah with a wide range of plant support services. Read more