Fact Sheets
 
Permanent Mission's fact sheets focus on key thematic areas of the UAE Civil Nuclear Energy Programme presenting its current progress. These fact sheets provide summary information on the UAE’s accomplishments in different areas of its peaceful programme as well as UAE’s cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).
 
About the Permanent Mission of the UAE to the IAEA
 
The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna acts as the main liaison between the UAE government and IAEA to cooperate closely in the areas of nuclear safety and security, non-proliferation, technical cooperation, and associated with international obligations and commitments.
 
 
  

UAE Nuclear Power Programme Milestones 

The UAE has joined the nuclear ‘newcomers’, with the beginning of construction of its first nuclear reactor in July 2012. The UAE’s first reactor is scheduled to begin supplying electricity in 2017, with three other reactors intended to be built at the same site.

Download here >>
 

 
                                                                         

                        

 

Enhancing Nuclear Security in UAE
 
The aim of the United Arab Emirates nuclear security commitments is to protect the use, storage and transport of nuclear material and facilities. In order to ensure on enhanced and comprehensive nuclear security, while embarking on nuclear energy for the first, the UAE Government relies on the integration of technology, policy and operational concepts, as well as international collaboration to prevent acts of nuclear terrorism.
 
 
 

 

United Arab Emirate's Nuclear Power Plant Project
 
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is responsible for the construction and operation of the UAE's nuclear energy plants. For the construction of its nuclear power plant, the UAE chose an advanced third-generation light water reactor, known as the APR1400: technology that complies with highest international standards for safety, performance and environmental impact.
 
 
 
 

 

UAE Response to Fukushima Nuclear Accident
 
With the 11 March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, caused by a large-scale earthquake and subsequent tsunami, nuclear states have taken a closer look at their nuclear energy policies and responded accordingly. Nuclear newcomers including the United Arab Emirates, also continue their advancement on set programs. 
 
 
 
 

 

Building a Legal Framework for Nuclear Energy
 
A coherent and comprehensive national legal framework is essential for ensuring safe and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Whereas, the United Arab Emirates is embarking on a new nuclear power program, it established such a framework, not only to implement relevant international instruments to which the country is now a party, but also to establish the duties and responsibilities of the other government entities and stakeholders required for successful UAE nuclear power program.
 
 

 

More thematic fact sheets: 

 

International Agreements Concluded by the UAE for the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy.

Read here >>

 

IAEA Peer Review Missions to the United Arab Emirates

Read here >>

 

Establishing a Nuclear Liability Regime in the United Arab Emirates

Read here >>

 

UAE Policies and Strategies for Radioactive and Nuclear Waste Management

Read here >>

 

IAEA Technical Cooperation for the Safe Application of Nuclear Technology in the UAE

Read here >>

 

UAE-IAEA Technical Cooperation Project Success Story: First National X-Ray Centre for Material Analysis in Sharjah - UAE

Read here >>

 

Regional Cooperation for Peaceful Nuclear Energy

Read here >>

 

Operational Transparency of the UAE Nuclear Power Programme

Read here >>

 

Establishing a Nuclear Liability Regime in the United Arab Emirates

Read here >>

 

UAE Efforts Toward Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Read here >>

 

Implementation of Nuclear Safeguards in the UAE

Read here >>

 

Environmental Protection from Radioactive Release in the UAE

Read mere >>

 

 

POSTERS

 

Technical Cooperation on the Safe and Secure Application of Nuclear Technology and Science
 
Along with the other services of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Arab Emirates benefits from the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme on safe and secure application of nuclear and related technologies for sustainable development.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Promoting CTBT Entry Into Force and Supporting Build-Up of Effective Verification Regime
 
The UAE signed the Comprehensive Test-Ban-Treaty (CTBT) in 1996 and ratified the Treaty in 2000. As a State Signatory, the UAE contributes to the annual budget in order for the organization to continue building up the Treaty’s verification regime. The UAE promotes the signature and ratification of the Treaty by States whose alliance is needed for the Treaty’s entry into force.
 
 
 

Building Capacity and Managing Nuclear Human Resources for a Sustainable Nuclear Power Programme
in United Arab Emirates

The UAE is the fist country to start the construction of its first Nuclear Power Plant in 27 years. Human Resources Development (HRD) is a key issue for the UAE, as the country introduces its nuclear power programme for the first time. It has adopted a wide ranging “ integrated approach” to HRD in the civil nuclear sector.