Barakah Nuclear Plant In UAE To Start Testing Third Reactor
WHY THE HELL WOULD SAUDI ARABIA ALLOW A NUKE PLANT IN UAE? SOMETHING “FISHY” IS STINKING IN THE DESERT! I smell the Nuclear Crime Syndicate on the Red Sea.. this cannot possibly be good FOR ANYONE – GLOBALLY!!
Construction of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Al Dhafra is now about 93 per cent complete and, when all four reactors are working, it will provide close to 25 per cent of the UAE’s electricity needs
The opening of the UAE’s first nuclear power plant has moved a step closer. Operators have said that the plant’s third nuclear reactor – unit three – had been connected to the country’s electricity grid.
The significant development allows for major tests of the reactor to take place and, over the next few months, at least 200 assessments will be carried out on the reactor’s systems. Unit three will also undergo what is known as “hot functional testing” which assesses its cooling and safety systems before nuclear fuel is added.
“I am proud of the continued progress being made at unit three of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant,” said Mohamed Al Hammadi, chief executive of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporati
“We have maintained our track record of safety and efficiency with the successful energisation [the formal term for connection to the grid] of the unit’s transformers and we continue to establish Barakah as the benchmark for new nuclear construction projects worldwide.”
Construction of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Al Dhafra is now about 93 per cent complete and, when all four reactors are working, it will provide close to 25 per cent of the UAE’s electricity needs.
Operators did not reveal an opening date for the plant. Construction of the $25 billion (Dh91bn) facility began in 2011, with electricity generation set for 2017.