The United Arab Emirates has connected the second unit (1,400 MW) of its Barakah nuclear power plant to the national power grid.
The plant is located in the Al Dhafrah region of Abu Dhabi. It is the first nuclear power station in the Arab world and part of the Gulf oil producer’s efforts to diversify its energy mix. Barakah’s first unit (1,400 MW) was connected to the national power grid in August 2020. After completion Barakah will have four reactors with 5,600 MW of total capacity – equivalent to around 25 per cent of the UAE’s peak demand. The plant is being jointly developed by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO