UAE’s nuclear plant energizes Unit 2’s power transformer

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced a series of significant milestones in the construction of its $20 billion Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, including the connection of Units 3 and 4 to the UAE’s electricity transmission grid, reports Arabian Business. 

The milestones also include the energisation of Unit 2’s main power transformer, excitation transformer and unit auxiliary power transformers.

The connection of Units 3 and 4 to the UAE grid is a prerequisite for future testing and allows for the completion of additional auxiliary buildings at both units.

The construction of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, is progressing with Unit 4 now more than 60 percent complete and Unit 3 nearly 80 percent completed, according to ENEC.

Source: Arabian Business