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UAE starts operations at Arab world's first nuclear power plant

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  1. Jyotish

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    UAE starts operations at Arab world's first nuclear power plant

    Oil-rich Gulf state announces start-up operations at Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi.

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    The Barakah Nuclear Power Plant in Abu Dhabi, a major oil producer, is being built by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

    In a first for the Arab world, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun start-up operations in the initial unit of its first nuclear power plant, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has said.

    The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant on the Gulf coast west of Abu Dhabi, a major oil producer, is being built by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). The plant was originally due to open in 2017 but the start-up of its first reactor was repeatedly delayed.

    ENEC on Saturday said its subsidiary Nawah Energy Company "has successfully started up Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi".

    The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, wrote on Twitter that nuclear fuel had been loaded into the first of four units of what he called "the first peaceful nuclear energy reactor in the Arab world".

    "We are now another step closer to achieving our goal of supplying up to a quarter of our nation's electricity needs and powering its future growth with safe, reliable, and emissions-free electricity," ENEC's Chief Executive Mohamed Ibrahim al-Hammadi said.

    The UAE started loading fuel rods into the reactor at Barakah in February, after regulators gave the greenlight for the first of the plant's four reactors, opening the way for commercial operations.

    The Nawah Energy Company said at the time that Unit 1 will begin commercial operations after a "series of tests" leading to the start-up process.

    During the process, the unit will be synchronised with the power grid and the first electricity produced.

    When completed, Barakah will have four reactors with 5,600 megawatts (MW) capacity. The UAE has not disclosed the total planned investment in the project

    The UAE has substantial oil and gas reserves, but with a power-hungry population of 10 million, it has made huge investments in developing clean alternatives, including solar energy.

    The nuclear plant is a regional first. Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, has said it plans to build up to 16 nuclear reactors, but the project has yet to materialise.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020...orld-nuclear-power-plant-200801101118964.html
     
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  2. Austin Powers

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    Wow. UAE is on a roll. First drones and MRAPs, now Mars mission and nuclear power plant. UAE is no doubt the most technologically advanced Arab country. UAE is the most religiously tolerant Muslim country, which helps in progressing science and technology.
     
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    1 August, 2020

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    A file photo taken on November 12, 2019 as a handout picture obtained from the media office of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant on February 13, shows a view of the power plant in the Gharbiya region of Abu Dhabi on the Gulf coastline. (Photo by Barakah Nuclear Power Plant / AFP)



    The United Arab Emirates on Saturday announced the startup of its Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world.

    "UAE first nuclear reactor at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant has achieved first criticality and successfully started up," tweeted Hamad Alkaabi, the country's representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

    "This is a historic milestone for the nation with a vision set to deliver a new form of clean energy for the nation," he tweeted in English, along with a photograph of technicians raising their arms in celebration.

    The UAE premier and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, tweeted that work at Barakah had "succeeded in loading nuclear fuel packages, carrying out comprehensive tests and successfully completing the operation.”

    "Congratulations on realizing this historic achievement in the energy sector & marking this milestone in the roadmap for sustainable development," Sheikh Mohammed said.

    The UAE started loading fuel rods into the reactor at Barakah in February, after regulators gave the green light for the first of the plant's four reactors, opening the way for commercial operations.

    The plant on the Gulf coast west of Abu Dhabi had been due to go online in late 2017 but faced a number of delays.

    Barakah was built by a consortium led by the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) at a cost of some $24.4 billion.

    When fully operational, its four reactors have the capacity to generate 5,600 megawatts of electricity, around 25 percent of the nation's needs. The remaining three reactors are almost ready for operation.


    https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2423566/uae-launches-start-operations-1st-arab-nuclear-plant
     
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    very good initiative .
     
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    Beat the Turks at having a Mars mission is enough.
     
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    Yeah by throwing money at it lmaooo
     
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  8. Austin Powers

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    When asked how much it costs, UAE says it is an investment, not a cost.

     
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    real question is where they will dump nuclear waste .
     
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    Somewhere here

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    To date, Turkey does not have a nuclear power plant. UAE is no doubt a high tech country.
     
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    Isn't Iran turn to start making noises and statements over serious danger of possible radioactive containment that might cause by this reactor? earthquake? tsunami? alien?
     
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    S.Korea built nuclear power plant in The Uae ...



    and The Uae is nothing to do with high tech who can not develop even Cruise Missile

    stop compare backward Arab Countries with regional super power Turkiye

    read my thread and learn about high technology
    https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/made-in-turkey-industry-and-technology.582867/
     
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  14. Austin Powers

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    Turkey can't build nuclear power plant either. Turkey's nuclear power plant is built by Russia.
     
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