ENEC achieves a milestone at Barakah

12 January 2018

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully achieved a series of significant milestones in the construction development of its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, including the energization of the switchyards for Units 3 and 4, energization of Unit 2 Main Power Transformer (MTR), Excitation Transformer and Unit Auxiliary Power Transformers (UAT).

The connection of Units 3 and 4 to the UAE electricity transmission grid is a prerequisite for future testing and allows for the completion of additional auxiliary buildings at both units. Meanwhile, the energization of Unit 2’s MTR, Excitation Transformer and UAT allows for the initiation of Hot Functional Testing (HFT). These achievements mark another set of milestones in the safe and steadily progressing construction of ENEC’s Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Since its inception in 2009, ENEC has focused on the safe delivery of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. Unit 4 is more than 60% complete, Unit 3 is more than 79%, Unit 2 is more than 90%, and Unit 1 is currently undergoing commissioning and testing.

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