UAE licenses second unit of Barakah nuclear power plant

Reuters |
Published: 03.09.21 , 11:11
The nuclear regulator in United Arab Emirates has issued an operating license for the second unit of the Barakah nuclear power plant, an official from the regulator said on Tuesday.
The plant in the Al Dhafrah region of Abu Dhabi, one of the seven emirates making up the UAE and the nation's capital, is the first nuclear power station in the Arab world and part of the Gulf oil producer's efforts to diversify its energy mix.
Barakah's Unit 1 was connected to the national power grid in August and in December reached 100% of reactor power capacity during testing.