UAE nuclear power plant achieves key milestones
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has achieved a series of significant milestones in the construction of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi.
In addition to completing major construction and concrete work, Unit 3 is now fully connected to the Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company’s (Transco’s) transmission grid, following the safe and successful energisation of the Unit’s Standby Auxiliary Transformers and Auxiliary Power Systems.
The completion of this major work on Unit 3 allows for the commencement of a number of activities including preparations for commissioning of Unit 3’s mechanical and electrical systems and significant testing.
During the year 2017, Enec and prime contractor and joint venture partner, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco), have achieved a series of other construction milestones on the units of the Barakah Plant. The Main Power Transformer (MTR), Excitation Transformer and Unit Auxiliary Power Transformers (UAT) at Unit 2 were energised, and the Reactor Containment Liner Plate Rings, Reactor Vessel, Steam Generators and Condenser were installed on Unit 4. Meanwhile, testing and commissioning activities are progressing on Units 1 and 2.