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The United Arab Emirates completes the Barakah-3 nuclear reactor

5 Nov 2021

Nawah Energy has completed the third unit of the Barakah nuclear power plant located in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The unit is expected to start generating power in 2023. 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: the first reactor was commissioned in April 2021 and the second reactor was connected to the grid in September 2021. Once fully operational, the power plant will cover almost 25% of the domestic electricity needs.

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