UAE. Second Barakah Nuclear Power Unit Starts Up (World Nuclear News)

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced the start-up of the second unit at UAE’s Barakah nuclear power plant, thirteen months after Barakah unit 1 reached first criticality. Unit 2’s start-up sees Barakah become the first multi-unit nuclear power plant in the region.

The UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) issued an operating licence for Barakah 2 to its operator, the Nawah Energy Company, in March, with fuel loading beginning soon after. The fuel loading, as well as the comprehensive programme of tests prior to the start-up of the unit, have been carried out under FANR oversight.

UAE: Second Barakah Nuclear Power Unit Starts Up – Eurasia Review