Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

Context: Recently, The oil-rich United Arab Emirates has announced the start-up of its Barakah nuclear power plant.


  • It is the Arab world’s first nuclear plant.
  • UAE first nuclear reactor at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant has achieved first criticality and successfully started up.
  • Barakah, which means “blessing” in Arabic, is a regional first.
  • Barakah was built by a consortium led by the Korea Electric Power Corporation at a cost of some $24.4 billion.
  • It is located near the border with Saudi Arabia on the Emirates coastseparated from Iran by troubled Gulf waters.

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