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The Armenian nuclear power plant said on 28 September that it had achieved budget savings during major repair work, including a project for modernisation of the cooling towers.

Date: Tuesday, 05 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsarmenian-npp-modernises-cooling-towers-9128590

‘They did it in a way that is measurable and can be looked at by the rest of the international community’ Units 1 and 2 of the UAE's Barakah nuclear station are now both connected to the national grid. When Unit 2 of the four-unit Barakah nuclear power station in the United Arab Emirates was connected to the grid earlier this month, delivering its first megawatts of electricity, project owner Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said the milestone took it another step closer to its goal of using nuclear to supply up to a quarter of the country’s electricity needs 24/7, while driving reductions in carbon emissions – the leading cause of climate change.

Unit 2’s grid connection came five months after Unit 1 became the first commercial nuclear power reactor in the Arab World to begin commercial operation.

For ENEC, these recent operational milestones show the world that the UAE is serious about efforts to use nuclear energy to further climate change mitigation efforts through the decarbonisation of the electricity sector. But the benefits of the Barakah project – one of the largest nuclear energy stations in the world – go deeper than that, with the facility providing energy security and powering social and economic growth by providing high-value jobs and supporting an entirely new industry. “The local supply chain is, and will continue to be essential for the operations and maintenance of Barakah over the coming 60 years.”

More than 2,000 UAE-based companies are part of the supply chain for Barakah and local contracts have been awarded to a value of $4.8bn. “The local supply chain is, and will continue to be essential for the operations and maintenance of Barakah over the coming 60 years,” ENEC told NucNet. “It will help ensure we have the localised services and components we need.”

Date: Friday, 01 October 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/how-uae-nuclear-project-has-set-standard-for-newcomer-countries-9-2-2021

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Enec’s) operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has started operation of unit 2 of the Barakah NPP in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Date: Thursday, 16 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsunit-2-starts-up-at-barakah-nuclear-power-plant-9083985

Four-unit facility in UAE now more than 96% complete Unit 2 of the four-unit Barakah nuclear power station in the United Arab Emirates has been connected to the grid, delivering its first megawatts of electricity, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced.

Enec said connection was safely and successfully completed by its operations and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company, through collaboration with Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (Transco).

Enec said the milestone takes the company and its subsidiaries another step closer to the half-way mark of its goal to supply up to a quarter of the country’s electricity needs 24/7, while driving reductions in carbon emissions – the leading cause of climate change.

With grid connection complete, Unit 2’s operators will now begin the process of gradually raising the power levels of the reactor, known as power ascension testing. Enec said all of the lessons learned from Unit 1 connection have been integrated as part of Nawah’s commitment to operating excellence.

Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/unit-2-at-arab-world-s-first-nuclear-station-connected-to-grid-9-2-2021

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) announced on 27 August that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) had successfully started up unit 2 of the Barakah NPP in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Date: Wednesday, 01 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsunit-2-starts-up-at-barakah-npp-9044374

Iraq is working on a plan to build nuclear reactors in face of widespread blackouts that have sparked social unrest, Bloomberg reported on 8 June. Despite being OPEC’s second biggest oil producer, Iraq is suffering from power shortages and insufficient investment in ageing plants, and needs to meet an expected 50% jump in demand by the end of the decade. Building NPPs could help to close the supply gap.

Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiraq-looks-to-revive-its-nuclear-programme-8822664

Policymakers who ignore nuclear energy are not serious about meeting climate goals, delegates said at an Atlantic Council webinar last week. The first in the Raising Ambitions series, the event highlighted the attributes of this clean source of electricity and heat ahead of the Leaders’ Climate Summit, which the US Administration is hosting on 22-23 April.

Date: Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-power-can-help-raise-climate-ambitions

The United Arab Emirates has shown it is possible to build a new civilian nuclear energy programme from scratch within little more than a decade. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, describes the significance of this feat for the global nuclear industry.

Date: Thursday, 08 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-The-global-impact-of-Barakah-The-United

Commercial operation of unit 1 at the UAE's Barakah NPP began on 6 April. “We are grateful to those who made this possible and thank them for their diligence and hard work,” said Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. "The start of commercial operations at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant is an historic milestone for the UAE that significantly enhances the sustainability of our entire power sector," he said.

Date: Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbarakah-npp-begins-commercial-operation-8650191

South Korea-supplied reactor will be one of four at the site in the United Arab Emirates Barakah-1 has become the first commercial nuclear unit to operate in the Arab world. Courtesy Enec. The Barakah-1 nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates has begun commercial operation, making it the first commercial nuclear unit to operate in the Arab world, it was announced on Monday.

In a post on his Twitter feed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, applauded the achievement, describing it as a significant milestone in the UAE’s long-term roadmap for sustainable, knowledge-based economic prosperity, benefiting many generations to come.

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec), established in 2009 to develop the nuclear energy programme, confirmed that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company successfully started commercial operations of Barakah-1 following the completion of all testing activities.

The 1,345 MW APR-1400 unit is now providing constant, reliable, and sustainable electricity around the clock, Enec said.

It said the start of commercial operations follows a period of extensive testing, overseen by the national regulator FANR, which has conducted 312 inspections since the start of Barakah’s development. These reviews were carried out alongside more than 42 assessments and peer reviews by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Association of Nuclear Operators.

Date: Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/first-commercial-nuclear-plant-in-arab-world-begins-commercial-operation-4-2-2021