August 15, 2012 / 8:35 AM / 5 years ago

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

ABU DHABI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - 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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