The Board of Management of the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has approved its Operational Plan for 2023-2026, relating to its future blueprint for regulating the nuclear and radiological sectors in the UAE.

FANR plans to implement a number of strategic projects and initiatives that focus on carrying out oversight activities related to the Barakah NPP, research and development, regulatory framework and boosting national and international cooperation, amongst other projects.

Members of the Board also received updates on the four Barakah, with units 1 and 2 operating and delivering electricity and unit 3 undergoing commissioning tests.

The planned research and development activities will focus on capacity building of UAE nationals and directly supporting the safety regulation of operation of the Barakah plant, establishing a robust infrastructure for decommissioning, radioactive waste management, the management of used nuclear fuel and environmental protection.

Image: Barakah NPP's operational plan for the period 2023 until 2026 has been approved by FANR (courtesy of FANR)