UAE to issue international tender to buy nuclear fuel via arabian business.com

The UAE’s nuclear regulator plans to issue an international tender to buy nuclear fuel needed to begin operating its nuclear plants, a local newspaper said on Friday.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will agree to contracts for obtaining the uranium, converting it and enriching the fuel for use in its plants’ nuclear reactors, according to the Arabic daily al-Ittihad.

ENEC was expected to complete its negotiations for fuel and sign final contracts by the first quarter of 2012, al-Ittihad reported.

“It is expected that the contracts will meet the amount of imported fuel needed for the future operational period and for the following 15 years,” the paper quoted ENEC as saying.

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