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The UAE’s first nuclear power plant is to be the fifth unit of the APR1400 plants in the world; and two of the Korean Sin-Kori plants (APR1400 units) which are currently under construction, will serve as the “reference plants” for the UAE - reactors.
The KEPCO-led consortium includes Hyundai Engineering and Construction, Samsung, Doosan Heavy Industries and Westinghouse, as well as KEPCO subsidiaries: Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. (KHNP). The KHNP will play a key role as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor and as operator. Korea Power Engineering Co. Inc. (KOPEC) will provide the nuclear power plant design and engineering services. Korea Nuclear Fuel (KNF) will provide the fuel. And finally Korea Plant Service and Engineering Co. Ltd. (KPS) will provide plant maintenance as needed.
For further information visit ENEC website: http://www.enec.gov.ae
The prime contractor for the UAE’s first four nuclear reactor units is the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), a Korean government-owned utility.
The Republic of Korea's President Lee Myung-Bak (left) and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, shake hands after sign a deal on economic cooperation in Abu Dhabi, in December 2009.
For the construction of its nuclear power plant, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) chose an advanced third-generation light water reactor, known as the APR1400 (Advanced Power Reactor), which has significant safety improvements compared with older reactors.
UAE-S.Korea Nuclear Bid, 2009
(Photo credit: The National)
Planned UAE Nuclear Reactors
Barakah 1 APR1400
Barakah 2 APR1400
Barakah 3 APR1400
Barakah 4 APR1400
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