Start-up of Unit 2 of Barakah Plant completed

27 Aug 2021

Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has successfully started up Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This key milestone marks the point at which the Barakah Plant has become the region’s first multi-unit operating plant.

Start-up is the first time the unit has produced heat through nuclear fission. In the coming days and weeks, the level of heat is increased to create steam, turning a turbine to generate electricity. With the experience of Unit-1 start-up, our qualified and licensed team of nuclear operators will continue to conduct numerous tests on the process and power output of the reactor. In the coming weeks, Unit 2 will be connected to the national electricity grid and the nuclear operators will continue with a process of gradually raising the power levels, known as Power Ascension Testing (PAT).