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The UAE connects the Barakah-2 nuclear project to the grid

15 Sep 2021

Nawah Energy has connected to the grid the second unit of the Barakah nuclear power plant located in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The unit received a 60-year operating licence in March 2021 and started to generate power in August 2021.

The first nuclear power plant of the UAE is developed by Nawah Energy, a joint venture of ENEC Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco). Kepco's subsidiary Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) started to build the project in 2013. The Barakah nuclear power plant consists of four 1,400 MW APR1400 units and the first reactor was commissioned in April 2021. Once fully operational, the power plant will cover almost 25% of the domestic electricity needs.

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