Utilities Middle East
UAE turns on Unit 2 of Barakah Nuclear Plant
Unit 2 start-up makes Barakah nuclear energy plant the first multi-unit plant in the region providing emissions-free electricity
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has successfully started up Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate,UAE.
This milestone highlights the Barakah Plant’s role as it continues to contribute to the UAE’s success story, which has been achieved one year after the start-up of Unit 1, and within five months of commercial operations of Unit 1.
This highlights the progress being made in bringing the four units of the Barakah Plant online, in a safe and timely manner, to quickly decarbonize the UAE’s energy sector.
The Barakah Plant is now the region’s first multi-unit operating plant, further powering the nation’s economic growth with more clean, reliable and abundant electricity.
“We have reached another major milestone in the delivery of the
UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program today, as part of our journey to power the UAE with clean, abundant 24/7 electricity,” said Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC.
“The Barakah Plant supports the sustainable growth and prosperity of the nation. With the start-up of Unit 2, we are now almost halfway to achieving our goal of supplying up to a quarter of our nation’s electricity needs and enabling sustainable growth and in parallel, achieving UAE climate change targets.”
The achievement demonstrates the nation’s extensive megaproject capabilities in the delivery of the UAE Program, which meets all national regulations & international standards, as well as the skills, qualifications and competencies of the Emirati-led teams at Barakah.