The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) filed on 27 December the construction licence application for Braka units 1 and 2 with the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).

The submittal comes exactly one year after the award of the $20bn contract to a South Korean lead consortium to build four nuclear power plants on 27 December 2009.

“Today’s filing is another important step forward for the Enec programme,” says Mohamed al-Hammadi, chief executive officer, Enec. “We believe this licence application demonstrates that the technology for our proposed power plant is safe, that the plant can be built to the highest possible standards, and that the proposed site is appropriate for the power plant. We look forward to responding to FANR as its team reviews the application and the licensing process continues”.