Nuclear Power

25 Mar 2021

UAE Begins Nuclear Power Plant Tests

25 Mar 2021  by   

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said yesterday that it has started tests as part of the reactor start-up process for the Barakah nuclear power plant.

Visitors look at the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation presentation, during the opening the World Energy Forum 2012, at the Exhibition Centre, in Dubai, on October 22, 2012 [KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images]

"Fuel load complete! Our teams have successfully ensured all of the fuel assemblies are safely loaded in Unit 2 of the Barakah plant," said the ENEC on Twitter. "Testing will now begin as part of our process for reactor start-up."

Located in Al Dhafra in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Barakah is the first nuclear power plant in the Arabian Peninsula. It was established as part of the oil-rich UAE's efforts to diversify its energy sources.

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