UAE: Barakah nuclear plant celebrates commercial operations with special SMS

Dubai - Celebrating a new milestone.

By Web Report

Published: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 2:39 AM

UAE residents were pleasantly surprised on Wednesday afternoon after an SMS from Barakah flashed on their mobile screens.

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"The UAE's ambition knows no limits, congratulations to the Nation as Unit 1 at Barakah Plant reaches commercial operations," the SMS said.

The UAE set a new milestone on Tuesday by commencing commercial operations at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.

The authorities announced that the Barakah plant — the Arab world’s first nuclear power station — is now providing constant, reliable, and sustainable electricity to the UAE’s households and businesses through its first 1,400MW unit.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, hailed what was yet another historic moment for the country.

“Today, the UAE entered a historic stage," he said in a post on Twitter. "The effort of 10 years and 2,000 engineers and Emirati young men and 80 international partners... and the vision of a leader who put the UAE in an unprecedented developmental position..."

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