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.

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