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UAE hires six firms for nuclear fuel supply, valued at $3 billion

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The United Arab Emirates hired six foreign firms, including Rio Tinto and Areva , to provide fuel for its first nuclear power plant, in contracts valued at $3 billion.

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August 15, 2012 5:05 by



The United Arab Emirates hired six foreign firms, including Rio Tinto and Areva , to provide fuel for its first nuclear power plant, in contracts valued at $3 billion.

The contracted fuel will enable the plant to generate up to 450 million megawatts for 15 years starting 2017, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said in a statement on Wednesday.

The remaining firms are from Russia, Britain, Canada and the United States.



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