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NAWAH starts nuclear refuelling phase, maintenance on Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has confirmed that Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has started the regular nuclear refuelling phase and maintenance of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Power plant.

During this phase, new nuclear fuel assemblies will be added and a number of maintenance and testing activities will be carried out for equipment used for power production, safety-related systems and others.

In a statement, FANR said it is currently conducting its regulatory oversight activities including review and inspection programmes at Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 refuelling and maintenance phase to ensure all activities associated are as required by FANR’s regulations.

Following the completion of the refuelling phase, the unit 1 will return to power operations after obtaining the approval from FANR, the statement said.


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