UAE becomes first Arab country to produce nuclear energy

UAE becomes first Arab country to produce nuclear energy

Context: The Barakah nuclear power plant is the United Arab Emirates’s first nuclear power station, even first in the Arabian Peninsula, and the first commercial nuclear power station in the Arab World.

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  • It was developed by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). Energy will be generated by 1,400-megawatt pressurised water reactors, designed in South Korea, called APR-1400.
  • It is intended to supply up to 25% of UAE’s energy needs. The site is in the Gharbiya region of Abu Dhabi, on the coastline between the Persian Gulf.
  • In Islam, BARAKAH means BLESSING.

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