Convex-3 Barakah Al Emarat enhances international confidence in the UAE nuclear energy sector.
ABU DHABI, 27th October / WAM / Today, the United Arab Emirates concluded the activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Convex-3 “Barakah Al Emarat” exercise, amid great success, highlighting the national readiness and the country’s full ability to deal with unusual conditions in nuclear and radiological emergencies. The country’s hosting of the exercise also cemented the international community’s confidence in the nuclear energy infrastructure, and its commitment to the highest standards related to safety, security and transparency in the nuclear and radiological sector.
The “CONFEX-3 Barakah Emirates” was held under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the participation of more than 75 countries and 12 international organizations.
The national competencies working in the Barakah Peaceful Nuclear Energy Plants demonstrated their high ability to deal with exceptional circumstances, which is the result of the high and specialized qualification they obtained during their work on the project along with international expertise, as the specialized teams led by Emirati competencies work at Barakah plants throughout the year. 24 hours a day, seven days a week as part of the emergency response system, in addition to the commitment of these competencies to carry out regular training and exercises to ensure that they are always prepared to face any situation, no matter how unlikely.
The exercise was held under the national supervision of the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management and in accordance with the regulatory framework of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation and with the participation of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and its operating arm Nawah Energy Company, the Ministry of Interior and the General Command of Abu Dhabi Police, in addition to the main partners who play an important role in case of emergency, including This includes the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, and a number of other agencies.
The “Barakah Al Emarat” exercise demonstrated the high-level and intense national coordination between all participating national bodies.
His Excellency Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and Director of the Exercise, confirmed that Convex-3 “Barakah Al Emarat” revealed outstanding positive results for Emirati competencies who have proven their high ability to achieve the aspirations of the wise leadership in performing the tasks required of them with high advanced capabilities along with International experiences in Barakah station.
His Excellency added that seeing this constellation of national cadres perform their mission according to the best international standards in carrying out security exercises enhances confidence and reassurance in implementing the directives of the wise leadership in preserving the nation’s gains, present and future, stressing that they are up to the responsibility and honesty that they have towards protecting the homeland and safeguarding the country. Its security and stability.
His Excellency valued the great efforts in upgrading the emergency and crises system by following the integrated coordination strategy between the participating national and international teams to achieve the pioneering success of the Barakah Al Emarat exercise, pointing to the Abu Dhabi Police’s keenness and interest in supporting the system in its efforts to improve, develop and look to the future.
He praised the coordination and joint cooperation among all the teams participating in the exercise, pointing to the continuous keenness to exchange experiences and learn about modern and most efficient experiences in the areas of police and security work, which are positively reflected in raising the level of readiness of the competent police teams.
He also valued the great experiences of the national teams, in cooperation with international teams, in implementing the Barakah Emirates exercise, and their interest in speedy and accurate performance, in a way that enhances security development efforts in accordance with international best practices.
His Excellency Obaid Rashid Al-Hussan Al-Shamsi, Director-General of the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management, praised the efforts of all local and international teams participating in the international exercise, and stressed that the emergency and crisis system is characterized by its adoption of an integrated and compatible coordination strategy between sectors, whether at the local and national levels, adding that The partners showed their high level of readiness to host the international exercise to measure the flexibility of these institutions in the nuclear energy sector.
His Excellency Obaid Rashid Al-Hussan Al Shamsi stressed the importance of reviewing all plans as proactive measures, which are among the priorities of the national system for emergencies and crises to ensure the readiness of all agencies and institutions in terms of human capabilities and available national resources.
His Excellency Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the International Atomic Energy Agency, said: “I am pleased to see today the fruitful efforts that culminated in success after the end of the international exercise, which lasted for 36 continuous hours, with the participation of more than 75 countries, 12 international organizations and 111 international laboratories. We are proud of the existence of an integrated system to respond to nuclear emergencies under the supervision of the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management and the participation of all national authorities. The UAE’s hosting of the Convex-3 exercise reflects the country’s commitment to transparency with the international community and its keenness to support and strengthen international nuclear emergency systems.”
Barakah Nuclear Energy Plants are considered one of the most modern nuclear power plants in the world and are characterized by multiple and modern safety systems designed to maintain the safety of the plants and prevent the leakage of any radioactive materials, even in the most severe conditions.