It will provide a quarter of the country's electricity needs
The UAE is the first in the Arab world and the 31st in the world in operating peaceful nuclear power plants
The journey of the UAE's peaceful nuclear program began in 2009. Archive
The UAE has recorded pioneering global achievements in the peaceful nuclear energy sector during the current year, with the start of operating the first "Barakah" peaceful nuclear energy stations and connecting them to the main electricity transmission network in the country safely, and the first plant reactor reaching 80% of its energy production capacity.
With this achievement, the UAE has become the first in the Arab world and the 31st in the world to start operating peaceful nuclear power stations and start producing electricity using this advanced technology.
The journey of the UAE's peaceful nuclear program, which began in 2009, was full of hard work and ambition behind it, an elite of national cadres who provided a pioneering example of dedication and devotion to achieve a new achievement for the UAE.
The four advanced power reactors "APR1400" in "Barakah" stations, when fully operational, will save about a quarter of the state's electricity needs when the stations are fully operational, and they will also reduce 21 million tons of carbon emissions every year, which is equivalent to removing 3.2 million cars from the state's roads. annually.
This year was full of important steps in the march of the UAE's peaceful nuclear program. In February 2020, the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation announced the issuance of a license to operate the first plant within the Barakah nuclear power plants for the benefit of Nawah Energy Company.
Despite the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact in various countries of the world, work continues on the "Barakah" plants for peaceful nuclear energy, while providing all necessary precautionary and preventive measures for site workers.
In August 2020, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced a historic achievement, represented by the success of Nawah Energy Company in completing the start-up process of the first plant reactor.
With this achievement, the UAE became the first in the Arab world and the 31st in the world to succeed in developing nuclear power plants to produce electricity in a safe, reliable and environmentally friendly manner.
Nawah Energy Company
Nawah Energy Company
Through its role as the operator of the nuclear reactors, Nawah Energy Company, a subsidiary of the joint coalition between the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and the Korean Electric Power Company (KEPCO), which is responsible for operating and maintaining the Barakah peaceful nuclear power plants, is committed to ensuring that the plants operate in line with all regulatory requirements. In cooperation with all concerned parties at all local, regional and global levels, and on August 19, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced the success of the Nawah Energy Company in completing the process of securely connecting the first peaceful nuclear energy plants of Barakah to the main power grid of the UAE.
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