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ENEC and its joint venture partner KEPCO have surpassed more than 100mn man-hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant
The accomplishment highlights ENEC’s success in implementing the highest standards of safety, security, and quality in developing the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme. The milestone sets a new benchmark for industrial safety for nuclear new build projects around the world.
ENEC and its prime contractor and joint venture partner the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) have worked closely together for more than a decade on implementing the highest safety and quality standards and ensuring an exceptional safety culture.
Dedication to continuous improvement of everyday work behaviours, accountability, and employee empowerment to ensure their safety and that of their colleagues has been delivered through a range of safety-related practices and tools including continuous training programmes. This has resulted in their shared achievement of what is a significant industrial safety accomplishment.
Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, CEO of ENEC, said, “This extraordinary achievement is a result of our robust culture of safety and dedication to meeting the highest standards of quality and safety in the development of the Barakah Plant. Achieving 100mn safe work hours is a testament to the UAE’s ability to safely deliver complex megaprojects and sets a new industrial safety record for nuclear new build projects.
“With thousands of workers at the site, we have been committed to offering regular training and coaching to ensure our team places safety as the highest priority. This achievement reflects our close and extensive collaboration with KEPCO and our wider Team Korea colleagues, working together to construct and commission the Barakah Plant. With Unit 1 now commercially operating and Unit 2 undergoing preparations for start-up, we remain committed to upholding these same standards for nuclear safety and security throughout the lifetime of the Barakah plant.”
Unit 1 of the Barakah Plant is the largest single generator of electricity in the UAE and is helping to lead the biggest decarbonisation effort in the region. Unit 1 has already generated more than 2,100 GWh of clean electricity and prevented more than 950,000 Kilotons of C02.