Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced that the UAE’s Barakah nuclear power plant has not recorded a single case of Covid-19 among its 700 employees, and that the spread of the virus has not impeded development at the facility. Over the weekend, the UAE Government announced 781 new cases of Covid-19 within the country, taking the total number of cases to 18,198, of which 198 lead to deaths. As of today, the UAE has the 29th-most cases in the world, according to Worldometers, placing the country between Qatar and Israel. However, with 1.2 million tests having been completed, the UAE is the tenth-most tested country in the world, and ENEC is optimistic that this diligence will lead to uninterrupted operations at Barakah.
Power Technology 11th May 2020 read more »