The first of the UAE’s four planned nuclear reactors at Barakah in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi is more than 50% finish.
The association accountable for the supervision of the plant’s construction, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), has averred that 55% of the first reactor, which is being built by South Korean firm Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), has now been completed.
The UAE’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Hamad Alkaabi quoted that after more than five years since the establish of the UAE programme it is somewhat an accomplishment for the UAE and the international nuclear sector, to be able to move forward to such a phase in a stable and excellence approach.
By 2017, the first reactor is due to be finished and commissioned and the second reactor is due to occur on line by 2019.
EMEC has stated that all four of the initial plants are due to fulfill by 2020 and will ultimately create up to a quarter of the country’s electrical energy requirements.