World Nuclear Association congratulates UAE over success of 2nd Barakah unit

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Filed on August 28, 2021

When fully operational, the four units of the nuclear plant will produce 5.6 gigawatts of electricity

The World Nuclear Association (WNA) has congratulated the UAE for the successful start-up of second unit at Barakah Nuclear Power Plant.

"On behalf of the global nuclear industry, the London-based World Nuclear Association congratulates ENEC and the Barakah Team for the successful completion of this important milestone," Sama Bilbao y León, Director General, World Nuclear Association, said on Saturday.

"UAE continues to demonstrate how to use nuclear energy to move to a clean electricity system," she added.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced on Friday that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has successfully started up Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Al Dhafra Region, Abu Dhabi.

This key milestone marks the point at which the Barakah Plant has become the region’s first multi-unit operating plant, further powering the nation’s economic growth with more clean, reliable and abundant electricity.

When fully operational, the four units of the plant will produce 5.6 gigawatts of electricity while preventing the release of more than 21 million tons of carbon emissions every year, equivalent to removing 3.2 million cars off the roads annually, and equivalent to those emissions from charging 7.3 billion smartphones daily.

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