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Barakah 3 is a 1,400MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant. It is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in Sep, 2014. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Oct, 2022. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Feb, 2023. Buy the profile here.

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Barakah 3 is a Generation III nuclear reactor developed by Korea Electric Power, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,400MW reactor is currently owned by Emirates Nuclear Energy (100%) and operated by Nawah Energy.

Barakah 3 is a type of PWR reactor. It features 241 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development status

The reactor construction commenced in Sep, 2014 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Feb, 2023.

Contractors involved

The steam turbines for the reactor have been supplied by Doosan Enerbility and Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions. KEPCO Engineering and Construction was selected as an architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by Korea Electric Power. The reactor vessel has been supplied by Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction. The material used for the construction of the vessel is SA508, Grade 3, Class 1. The civil works were carried out by Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd and Samsung C&T.

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About Korea Electric Power

Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) is an integrated electric utility. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity. The company produces electricity using nuclear, thermal, renewable, and other sources. Through power purchase agreements with independent power producers, KEPCO procures electricity. It also provides plant maintenance and engineering services for thermal and nuclear power plants; information services and communication line leasing; and sells nuclear fuel. KEPCO serves residential, commercial, educational, industrial, agricultural, street lighting, and overnight power customers in the country. The company is owned by Korea Development Bank, foreign investors, Government of the Republic of Korea, and others. KEPCO is headquartered in Naju-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea.

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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