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US News The first nuclear power plant in the Arab world entered service in the United Arab Emirates

13:41  01 august  2020
13:41  01 august  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Emirates: entry into service of the first nuclear power plant in the Arab world

 Emirates: entry into service of the first nuclear power plant in the Arab world © BARAKAH NUCLEAR POWER PLANT / AFP Barakah nuclear power plant The first nuclear power plant in the Arab world entered into service this Saturday in the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates announced this Saturday the entry into service of their Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world.

United Arab Emirates is installing nuclear - powered plants to meet their electricity demand, which is estimated to increase from 15 GWe to over 40 GWe in 2020. In December, 2009 US and UAE signed a Section 123 Agreement for peaceful nuclear cooperation.

Nuclear Power in United Arab Emirates ( UAE ), country briefing on nuclear energy development in UAE . The United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) was founded in 1971, comprising seven states including Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Abu Dhabi city is the federal capital of the UAE , and the Abu Dhabi emirate

La centrale nucléaire de Barakah, aux Émirats arabes unis, ici photographiée en novembre 2019, est entrée en service ce 1er août. © AFP PHOTO / Barakah Nuclear Power Plant The Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates, here pictured in November 2019, entered service on this 1st August.

The United Arab Emirates announced this Saturday, August 1, the entry into service of the Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world.

The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday the entry into service of their nuclear power plant at Barakah , the first in the Arab world.

We are announcing today that the United Arab Emirates have successfully commissioned the first reactor at the Barakah power plant, the first in the Arab world, tweeted Sheikh Mohammed ben Rached al-Maktoum, Prime Minister of Emirates and ruler of Dubai.

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The United Arab Emirates switched on the Arab world ’s first commercial nuclear power plant after loading fuel and conducting comprehensive tests, the prime minister said. The country’s watchdog had given the go-ahead to run the plant in February. “Teams succeeded in loading nuclear fuel

DUBAI (Sputnik) - Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced on Saturday the successful launch of the Barakah NPP, the first commercial nuclear power station in the Arab world .

"This is a historic moment for the Emirates in their objective to provide a new form of clean energy to the nation," said Hamad Alkaabi, the representative of the Emirates to the International Energy Agency. atomic (IAEA).

In February, the Emirati authorities gave the green light for the operation of the nuclear power plant located in the north-west of the country, without giving a date for its commissioning.

25% of the country's needs

The installation was built by a consortium led by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and the Korean Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), at an estimated cost of $ 24.4 billion (22 , 5 billion euros).

The first of the four reactors was supposed to be commissioned at the end of 2017, but the start date has been postponed several times to meet, according to officials, the legal safety conditions.

When fully operational, the four reactors will have the capacity to produce 5,600 megawatts of electricity, or about 25% of the needs of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

The federal state of seven emirates has a population of 9.3 million, of which around 80% are expatriates.

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