GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Others

 
  Share
- First megawatts of clean electricity from peaceful nuclear energy now delivered to the UAE's transmission network
 
- Connection safely and successfully completed through collaboration with Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO)
 
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - August 19, 2020:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced that its operations and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), has safely and successfully connected Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant to the UAE grid, and is despatching its first megawatts of clean electricity to the Nation. During the process, the generator in Unit 1 was integrated and synchronized with the requirements of the UAE's national electricity transmission grid.
 
Unit 1 connection, also referred to as ‘grid synchronization', marks the first time that clean electricity produced at the plant is delivered to the UAE national grid. This follows the safe and successful start-up of Unit 1 at the end of July 2020 by Nawah. Since then, the operations team have run a series of tests, steadily increasing the power levels to ultimately generate the first megawatts of baseload electricity produced by the Barakah plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi.
 
With clean electricity from peaceful nuclear energy now being delivered to homes and business across the UAE, this milestone is a significant moment in the continued safe, secure, and quality-led delivery of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and its cornerstone, the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.
 
“The safe and successful connection of Unit 1 to the UAE grid marks the key moment when we begin to deliver on our mission to power the growth of the Nation by supplying clean electricity, around the clock. Grid connection of Unit 1 really is the beginning of a new era in our project, which is built upon years of preparation and adherence to the highest international safety and quality standards. We are confident in our people and our technology to continue to progress to reach commercial operations, and the completion of the remaining three units, with the goal to power up to 25% of the UAE's electricity needs for at least the next 60 years. This project, in addition to the UAE's efforts made in implementing other forms of clean power generation, delivers one of the most ambitious clean electricity transformations in the region and the world, setting the Nation on a new track of sustainable development and electrification.” said H.E. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC. “The successful delivery of electricity to the Nation is the result of strong and sustained collaboration with our local and international partners. We extend our full appreciation to TRANSCO, and our Prime Contractor and Joint Venture partner, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), as well as the many other UAE-based stakeholders and numerous international nuclear organizations who have worked closely with us over the past decade. Their experience, and that of the wider global nuclear energy industry, has supported our adherence and commitment to ensuring the highest safety, quality, security, transparency, and non-proliferation standards throughout the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.” added H.E. Al Hammadi.
 
TRANSCO's role in this effort is both critical and extensive, having constructed 952 kilometers of 400 kV overhead lines to connect the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Unit 1 to the Abu Dhabi electricity grid – ensuring the power generated at Barakah is safely, securely and reliably delivered to consumers across the UAE. 
 
Dr. Afif Saif Al Yafei, Chief Executive Officer of TRANSCO, said: “TRANSCO plays an important role in facilitating a more sustainable energy future for the UAE. As the country forges ahead with utility-scale clean energy projects, TRANSCO continues to ensure these projects can effectively integrate with our existing network infrastructure to provide a secure and stable supply of power to the community. The integration of Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant is an important step towards increasing clean energy generation capacity to the grid.
 
“TRANSCO is proud to have partnered with ENEC and its operation and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah, on such an important project for the UAE, and we look forward to advancing our partnership for the next stages of the project,” Dr. Al Yafei added.
 
With the integration and connection complete, Unit 1's nuclear operators will begin the process of gradually raising the power levels, known as Power Ascension Testing (PAT). Throughout this process, the Unit 1 systems follow international best practice to safely progress and test the unit as it proceeds towards full electricity production. Once the process is completed, Unit 1 will deliver, at full capacity, abundant baseload electricity to power the growth and prosperity of the UAE for decades to come. This testing will be conducted under the continued oversight of the UAE's independent nuclear regulator, FANR, which has now conducted more than 280 inspections since the start of Barakah's development. This is in addition to over 40 missions and assessments by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). 
 
H.E. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, added: “I am especially proud of the talented UAE National engineers and nuclear professionals who contributed to the construction and commissioning of Unit 1, as well as the UAE National Reactor Operators and Senior Reactor Operators who have trained for many years across the world and today have the nuclear intellect and know-how to safely manage the plant, to reach the key milestone to power the growth of the UAE with safe, clean and reliable electricity to the UAE grid, working alongside our international experts.”
 
Electricity is the fastest growing form of energy worldwide, as it is increasingly used to power different aspects of our lives and the economy. The Barakah plant is supporting electrification and the decarbonization of the UAE's energy sector while also advancing economic diversification by creating thousands of high-value jobs through the establishment of a sustainable local nuclear energy industry and supply chain.
 
ENEC recently announced the construction completion of Unit 2, with operational readiness preparations now underway by Nawah. Construction of Units 3 and 4 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant are in their final stages, with Unit 3 being at 93% completion, Unit 4 at 86% completion, and the overall construction completion of the four units now standing at 94%. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 4485 times
Posted on : Wednesday, August 19, 2020  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story :
Next Story :
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Lockdown Showdown: Jaguar I-pace Etrophy Series to Get Back on Track in Berlin i...
Three Eggs get Yemeni National a Guinness World Records Title
Omega's Antimagnetic Tourbillon Is a Watchmaking Breakthrough
Lamborghini SCV12: Squadra Corse Hypercar Ready to Hit the Track
The new BMW M5 and BMW M5 Competition
Toric Tourbillon Slate
GROHE Smart Control Review
Twitter tests Tweeting with Voice
Saxo Bank Launches Loyalty Program for MENA Region Clients
Hyundai Motor and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce Unique and Pioneering Mul...
American Aesthetic Medical Center Has Something in Store for the Esthetical Figu...
WTTC Launches Safe Travels Protocols for Attractions, Car Hire and Short-Term Rental
NUDESTIX Launches - Nudies Blush, Bronze, and Glow Shade Extension
Volvo Cars Chengdu Car Plant Powered by 100 Per Cent Renewable Electricity
Range Rover Marks 50 Years of All-terrain Innovation and Luxury With Exclusive N...
Under-12 and Over-60 Can Now Take Part in Sports Activities: Dubai Sports Council
Dabur Ensures Safety with Hand Sanitizers and Personal Protection Kits as UAE Es...
Let's Brigthen Up! The Face Shop's Ultimate Summer Skincare Range From Belif is Here!
Handy Helper for Content Creators: The Compact A6100 Mirrorless Camera from Sony...
Pre-orders for Samsung's Galaxy S20+ 5G and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition now open in...
Experts Highlight need for Young Talent to Develop Skills for a Post-Covid-19 World
Dabur Launches Pure Organic Coconut Oil: Natural Protection for Hair, Skin, and ...
GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail Improves Rating to 'Very Good' in KHDA DSIB 2...
Etihad Airways to Recommence Flights to Athens
Dubai Sees Pronounced Uptick in Demand for Retail Units
Book Building of Amlak International's IPO of 30% of Shares
Sanctuary for the Senses: All-New Lincoln Corsair Arrives with Whisper-Quiet, Co...
Essence Spring/Summer 2020 Collection
Registration Opens for Training On the Camel Trek and Camel Marathon for Expats
Covid-19 Leads UAE Businesses to Adopt Upgraded Green Building Solutions
Dubai Sports Council Discuss Upcoming Sports Events With Federations and Organisers
Dubai Sports Council to Celebrate Dubai's COVID-19 Heroes Through Commemorative ...
Turkish Airlines Was the Busiest Operator in the Eurocontrol Area After Restarti...
Celebrate Father's Day With Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph Slate'
INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles presents Dubai Islamic Bank customers Super Sale...
Crude Oil Headwinds on Virus and Technicals
Customers can Benefit from Increasing Gold Rate by just Paying 10% Advance at Ma...
Canadian University Dubai Receives Prestigious Certification in Education for Pu...
Report Reveals the Six Fintech Innovations That Will Boost the ‘Financial Health...
Serco Middle East Appoints New Managing Director for Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram
Big Bang Integral King Gold
Pan Emirates Unveils Exclusive New Collection
Digital Vision Technology Signals On-Track Success for Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Schneider Electric Extends Strategic Partnerships with AVEVA, Lenovo and Stratus...
Celebrate World Music Day with HONOR Magic Earbuds
The 11th Edition of the Arab Fashion Week to Launch Virtually Today, from June 2...
New Bentayga to Launch Beyond100
Cairo Amman Bank Adopts the Latest Technology to Enhance Performance and Securit...
Celebrate Summer Safely with the New, Shopping Normal at BurJuman
Registration open for Dubai Watersports Summer Week