Barakah Nuclear Plant Unit 2 connects to UAE’s transmission grid – MEP MiddleEast

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  • Date: 14-Sep-2021
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Barakah Nuclear Plant Unit 2 connects to UAE’s transmission grid – MEP MiddleEast

Following the start-up of Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in late August, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) operations and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company, has safely and successfully connected the unit to the UAE grid.

This marks the start of delivery of the first megawatts of carbon-free electricity from the second of four units at the Barakah Plant.

After the safe and successful start-up of Unit 2 on 27 August 2021, the Barakah Plant became the first multi-unit operating nuclear plant in the UAE and Arab World.

The cumulative knowledge and expertise developed by the operations teams on Unit 1 has been used to connect Unit 2 to the grid more efficiently, with a 10% reduction in the time between start-up and connection while in parallel, ensuring the highest standards of nuclear safety and operational excellence continue to be applied.

With the Unit 2 grid connection successfully completed, the Unit is in preparation to adding a further 1,400MW of clean electricity capacity to the UAE grid, with the first megawatts of emissions-free electricity from this unit now being dispatched to businesses, schools and homes.

This milestone takes ENEC and its subsidiaries another step closer to the half-way mark of