ENEC completes major parts of Barakha Nuclear Energy Plant

Barakha NPPConstruction crews will begin transitioning from Unit 3 to Unit 4, taking with them the lessons learned during their construction of Units 1, 2 and 3. (Image source: Bjoern Schwarz)The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has completed major construction works of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi

The construction work includes concrete pouring, installation of the turbine generator and the internal components of the reactor vessel of unit 3, paving the way for the commencement of testing and commissioning

Construction crews will begin transitioning from Unit 3 to Unit 4, taking with them the lessons learned during their construction of Units 1, 2 and 3.

The completion of major construction work on Unit 3 comes approximately one year after the completion of the similar work on Unit 2, and two years after the completion of the same work on Unit 1 and demonstrates the benefits of building four identical Units at the same time.

Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of ENEC, said that Barakah aims to set the benchmark for efficiency in nuclear energy plant construction projects around the world.

Unit 3 is now connected to the Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company’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.

In 2017, ENEC and KEPCO achieved a series of construction milestones on the units of the Barakah Plant. The main power transformer, excitation transformer and unit auxiliary power transformers at unit 2 were energised, and the reactor containment liner plate rings, reactor vessel, steam generators and condenser were installed on Unit 4.

The construction of Unit 1 has been completed in accordance with the highest global standards of quality and safety, and it is currently undergoing commissioning and testing, prior to the final regulatory reviews and receipt of the Operating License from FANR.

In 2017, ENEC and KEPCO achieved a series of construction milestones on the units of the Barakah Plant. The main power transformer, excitation transformer and unit auxiliary power transformers at unit 2 were energised, and the reactor containment liner plate rings, reactor vessel, steam generators and condenser were installed on Unit 4.>

The construction of Unit 1 has been completed in accordance with the highest global standards of quality and safety, and it is currently undergoing commissioning and testing, prior to the final regulatory reviews and receipt of the Operating License from FANR.

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