Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has achieved a series of significant construction milestones at its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, including the energisation of the switchyards for Units 3 and 4 and also Unit 2 main power transformer (MTR) besides excitation transformer and unit auxiliary power transformers (UAT).
The connection of Units 3 and 4 to the UAE electricity transmission grid is a prerequisite for future testing and allows for the completion of additional auxiliary buildings at both units.
Meanwhile, the energisation of Unit 2’s MTR, excitation transformer and UAT allows for the initiation of hot functional testing (HFT). These achievements mark another set of milestones in the safe and steadily progressing construction of Enec’s Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi.
"These milestones are a result of our extensive collaboration with our prime contractor and joint venture partner, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco)," said Mohamed Al Hammadi, the CEO of Enec.
"Working together and benefiting from the experience gained when conducting the same work on Unit 1, the teams continue to make significant progress while continuing to implement the highest international standards of safety, security and quality," observed Al Hammadi.
Over the past year, Enec and Kepco have achieved a series of other construction milestones on the units of the Barakah Plant.
According to him, the reactor containment building liner dome section was installed and concrete pouring for the dome was completed on Unit 3, and the reactor containment liner plate rings, reactor vessel, steam generators and condenser were installed on Unit 4.
Meanwhile, testing and commissioning activities are progressing on Units 1 and 2, he added.