Arab World's First Nuclear Power Plant
- 18 Feb 2020
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Recently, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has issued an operating licence for the Arab world's first nuclear power plant, paving the way for it to start production in 2020.
- The Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi is being built by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), was originally due to open in 2017.
- Barakah will have four reactors with a total capacity of 5,600 megawatts. It will be almost a fifth of the country’s current installed generating capacity.
- The plant is located on a sparsely populated strip of desert on the Persian Gulf coast.