The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said Tuesday it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Enusa Industrias Avanzadas, S.A., S.M.E. (ENUSA), defining a framework for collaboration and the exchange of information and expertise in the field of nuclear fuel services.
Uranium miner ENUSA has updated its mission to include advanced nuclear fuel and environmental services. The company currently designs and manufactures fuel for Spanish nuclear energy plants, as well as to plants around the world.
The company also provides nuclear fuel services, such as inspection, repair and irradiated fuel handling and spent fuel management.
The MoU was signed at ENEC’s headquarters, Abu Dhabi, by His Excellency Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, and José Vicente Berlanga, President of ENUSA, during a ceremony attended by senior officials from both ENEC and ENUSA.
The MoU outlines potential areas of collaboration between the two parties, and highlights several key areas of special interest, including the nuclear fuel services and components for the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.
ENEC has four APR1400 reactors under construction, which is headed by the Korea Electric Power Corporation. In the latest construction report, ENC noted that work continues on all four reactors, which, as of January 2019, were deemed to be 91 percent completed.
Jose Vicente Berlanga, President of ENUSA, stressed upon the strategic significance of the agreement, as ENUSA is also representing the interests of the Spanish Administration. He also highlighted ENUSA’s desire to seek opportunities for mutual cooperation with ENEC,and serve as a point of contact for other Spanish companies or institutions of interest for ENEC and the wider UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.
The MoU contributes to the long-standing relationship between the UAE and Spain, spanning numerous sectors and industries, and illustrates ENEC’s commitment to engaging with the international nuclear energy industry to ensure the highest standards of excellence are established in the continued development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.
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