Built to inform

Sign up for the daily newsletters

No, Thank you

Video: UAE’s Barakah nuclear power plant is 81% complete

Currently the largest single nuclear energy new-build project in the world, the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant is expected to be completed by 2020

The UAE’s Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant project is 81% complete, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has revealed.

Currently the largest single nuclear energy new-build project in the world, the plant is being developed by ENEC through the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. It consists of four identical reactors housed in four separate units, with a total generating capacity of up to 5,600MW.

At a press briefing held on 17 July, ENEC officials said that Unit 1 of the plant is now 95% complete, while progress on Units 2, 3, and 4 are at 84%, 74%, and 51% respectively.

Once fully operational, the Barakah plant is expected to provide as much as 25% of the country’s electricity supply. The project’s target completion date is 2020.

Check out the video below to see how work on the project has progressed since construction of Unit 1 commenced in 2012.

Most popular


Construction industry conversations around digitisation must evolve
The Middle East construction industry’s approach to tech must evolve and focus on how can


CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this
CW In Focus | Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019
A roundup of Construction Week's annual summit that was held in Dubai this September

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 753
Nov 09, 2019