The UAE launched the first nuclear power plant in the Arab countries
August 2, 2020
The United Arab Emirates has successfully launched the Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi. This is the first nuclear power plant in the Arab countries. The authorities aim to introduce four such power plants and provide them with a quarter of the state's electricity needs.
نعلن اليوم عن نجاح دولة الإمارات في تشغيل أول مفاعل سلمي للطاقة النووية في العالم العربي، وذلك في محطات براكة للطاقة النووية بأبوظبي .. نجحت فرق العمل في تحميل حزم الوقود النووي واجراء اختبارات شاملة وإتمام عملية التشغيل بنجاح . أبارك لأخي محمد بن زايد هذا الانجاز .. pic.twitter.com/e8VHz4o6BY
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) August 1, 2020
"Today we publicly announce the success of the UAE in launching the first peaceful nuclear reactor in the Arab world... Specialists managed to load nuclear fuel, conduct comprehensive tests and successfully complete the launch operation," wrote the UAE Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, on Twitter.
According to him, nuclear power plants and space exploration by the UAE are "a message to the world that the Arabs are able to resume their path in science and compete with the rest of the great Nations."
The NPP consists of four power units with a capacity of 5.6 MW. The Emirati nuclear regulatory Agency has issued a license to operate the first unit of Nawah Energy Company.