First Nuclear Power Reactor in the Arab World

Aug 10, 2020
First Nuclear Power Reactor in the Arab World

On August 1, 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially commenced operations of the Barakah nuclear power reactor, the first of four reactors built and operated by Korea Electric Power Corp. Once the four reactors are commissioned and operated by 2023, they are anticipated to provide up to 5.6 GW of energy. The UAE is the first Arab country in the world to launch its nuclear power program, while a number of other countries including Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, are all in pursuit of programs as well.

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Photo credits: Arun Girija/Emirates News Agency

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