Nawah Energy Company, the subsidiary created by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) to operate and maintain the Barakah nuclear power station in the United Arab Emirates, has signed a maintenance service agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction.
Under the agreement, Doosan will provide Nawah with maintenance services and qualified manpower to support routine and outage maintenance activities across the four 1,400-MW MW APR1400 units under construction at Barakah.
The agreement with Doosan follows Nawah’s recent signing of a long-term maintenance services agreement with a Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power consortium.
Under that agreement KHNP, supported by Kepco Plant Service and Engineering, will provide maintenance services to support routine and outage maintenance activities of the four units.
In April Enec said construction of Barakah-1 is complete and the plant has been turned over to operator Nawah Energy Company for preparation to operate, pending regulatory approval.
Units 2, 3 and 4 are approaching construction completion with overall station construction standing at over 91%, Enec said.
The four units will produce up to 25% of the UAE’s electricity requirements, Enec said.