Related Topic: UAE

Third Barakah unit starts up

Third Barakah unit starts up

The 1400 MWe unit is now producing heat from nuclear fission, and will be connected to the UAE's electricity grid in the coming weeks, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation said. Two units at the site, in the Al Dhafra Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, are already in commercial operation.
 

New Nuclear 22 September 2022


IAEA finds operational safety enhanced at UAE plant

IAEA finds operational safety enhanced at UAE plant

The operator of the UAE's Barakah nuclear power plant has strengthened operational safety by fully addressing the findings of an initial safety review mission five years ago, an International Atomic Energy Agency review has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 12 September 2022


Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear right choice for sustainable development, conference told

Nuclear has "come into the limelight" as the most realistic energy option for sustainable development, KEPCO President and CEO Seung-Il Cheong told delegates at the World Nuclear Symposium 2022 in London today. However, speakers in a panel discussing sustainable development agreed one challenge to the increased use of nuclear is public opinion.

Nuclear Policies 08 September 2022


Barakah 4 completes hot functional tests

Barakah 4 completes hot functional tests

Hot functional testing of the fourth and final unit at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE has been completed, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced. The Korean-designed APR-1400 reactor is scheduled to start operating next year.

New Nuclear 21 July 2022


Fuel loading begins at UAE plant

Fuel loading begins at UAE plant

Fuel loading has begun at Barakah 3 following the receipt of the unit's operating licence, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced. The UAE's third nuclear unit is expected to start producing electricity later this year.

New Nuclear 20 June 2022


Third Barakah unit receives operating licence

Third Barakah unit receives operating licence

Nawah Energy Company has received an operating licence for the third unit at Barakah from the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, clearing the way for commissioning to begin.

Regulation & Safety 17 June 2022


Second Barakah unit begins commercial operation

Second Barakah unit begins commercial operation

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced the start of commercial operation for the UAE's second nuclear unit. Barakah 2 achieved first criticality in August 2021 and began supplying electricity to the grid on 14 September.

New Nuclear 24 March 2022


Saudi minister visits Barakah

Saudi minister visits Barakah

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud this week visited the Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE. The minister said his visit to the Middle East's first operational multi-unit nuclear power plant "comes in line with the growing awareness of the importance of nuclear energy."

Corporate 17 November 2021


Third unit completed at Barakah

Third unit completed at Barakah

Construction of the third unit at the UAE's Barakah nuclear power plant has been completed, and the unit is on track to start up in 2023, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced today on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow.

New Nuclear 04 November 2021


Nawah set to begin regulated activities at Barakah 3

Nawah set to begin regulated activities at Barakah 3

The Board of Management of the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation today approved a licence for Nawah Energy Company to conduct regulated activities at unit 3 of the Barakah nuclear power plant. These include the possession, handling, storage and transfer of nuclear material. Barakah 3 is scheduled to start up next year.

Regulation & Safety 11 October 2021