The Barakah Plant is one of the world’s largest nuclear energy plants
UAE – Mubasher: Nawah Energy Company has connected Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant to the UAE grid to generate the first megawatts of carbon-free electricity, following its start-up in late August.
After the startup of Unit 2 on 27 August 2021, the Barakah Plant becomes the first multi-unit operating nuclear plant in the UAE and Arab World, according to a recent press release.
With its connection, Unit 2 aims to add further 1,400MW of clean electricity capacity to the UAE grid, contributing to the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) objective to supply up to a quarter of the UAE’s electricity needs and cut carbon emissions.
The Nawah teams have cooperated with the Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company (TRANSCO), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), which constructed the overhead lines to connect the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant to the Abu Dhabi grid.
Located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, the Barakah Plant is one of the world’s largest nuclear energy plants, with four APR-1400 units.
The plant’s Construction started in 2012, with Units 1 now producing thousands of megawatts of clean electricity and Units 3 and 4 in the final stages of commissioning.