Latest tests at Barakah nuclear power plant bear the sweet aroma of success

Latest tests at Barakah nuclear power plant bear the sweet aroma of success

Latest tests conducted at the Barakah nuclear power plant that involved the reactor systems being exposed to extreme 300-degree heat, have proved to be immensely successful.

A statement from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation confirmed that the results on Unit 2 established extremely high standards of safety and efficiency. In an ambitious plan, the UAE aims to set up four nuclear reactors by 2021 in a $ 25 billion project promising to bring in a whopping 5600 megawatts of power. The project is an integral part of the approach to diversify the UAE’s energy supply and to bring down its dependence on the use of fossil fuels.

ENEC has worked in close coordination with the Korea Electric Power Corporation in a joint venture that saw the commissioning of Unit 2. During the test, unprecedented heat conditions were imposed on the reactor’s systems and additionally they were subjected to more than 150 kg per square centimeter of pressure.