Nawah Energy signs service deal with KHNP for Barakah nuke plant

NawahNawah Energy Company (Nawah) has signed a long-term maintenance services agreement (LTMSA) with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), a subsidiary of KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering (KPS), to operate and maintain the Barakah nuclear power plant

Under the signed LTMSA contract, KEPCO and KPS will provide maintenance services to support routine and outage maintenance activities of the four APR-1400 units of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.

Under the supervison of Nawah, KHNP will conduct testing, diagnostics, inspections, maintenance and replacement services, amongst others for both the nuclear and non-nuclear components of the Barakah plant.

Nawah is the subsidiary of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). The company is currently preparing to commence operations of the first unit of Barakah between the end of 2019 and early 2020, for which regulatory approval is pending.

Mark Reddemann, CEO of Nawah, said that the agreement aims to ensure safe and quality-led nuclear maintenance at Barakah.

Comprising of four APR-1400 nuclear reactors, construction of Barakah Unit 1 began in 2012 and was completed in 2018. Construction of units 2, 3 and 4 is underway.

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