Emirates received permission to launch the first Arab nuclear power plant

the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was the first among the Arab countries begin to start nuclear power plant.

the Federal Agency of regulation of nuclear energy the UAE (FANR) granted a license for the launch of the first unit of a nuclear power station in Barakah. The company Nawah Energy Company got license and started preparations for the commercial launch of the nuclear power plant.

the plant will generate up to 5,600 megawatts of power from 4 units, providing approximately 25 percent of the power demand in the UAE.

“This is a historic moment for the United Arab Emirates. The country became the first in the Arab region triggering an atomic elektrostantsiy,” said al Kaabi permanent representative of the UAE to the IAEA Hamad al-Kaabi at the press conference, which was conducted on Twitter.

the UAE is building its first nuclear power plant with four reactors water cooling with a capacity of 1400 MW in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In September 2019, the group of experts of the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA) has completed a mission study of the readiness of the NPP and response to nuclear and radiological emergency. Verification of emergency preparedness (EPREV) was conducted at the request of the UAE government.

nuclear power plants on Persian Gulf coast is building a South Korean consortium of companies. Price of the project is estimated at 20-25 billion dollars.