Abu Dhabi nuclear power project on track : First of four units reaches 61% completion

Posted on 11th December 2014

The construction of the nuclear power project in Abu Dhabi on the coast of Barakah is on track, according to a top official.UAE-nuclear-plant

Construction work on the first of the four units is 61% complete, Mohammed Al Hammadi, the chief executive officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, told Khaleej Times at the Abu Dhabi Energy, Industry and Infrastructure Conference 2014.

Four units of 1,400 megawatts (MW) each are being built in Abu Dhabi's Western region's Barakah area bordering Saudi Arabia.

The units will be introduced one at a time between 2017 and 2020, together adding an additional 5,600MW of electric power to the Abu Dhabi power grid.

The second unit is 37% complete, according to Fahad Al Qahtani, official spokesperson for Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC). Earlier this year the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Authority approved the building of two more units.

The concrete pouring on the third unit will reportedly begin before the end of this year, and the construction of the fourth unit is expected to commence in 2015.More at Ventures Onsite MENA Projects Database: Nuclear Power Project in Abu Dhabi - Main File Back to all Construction News

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