Barakah 4 is a 1,400MW nuclear reactor planned in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently at the under construction stage. The construction on the reactor is likely to commence in Jul, 2015. The plant proponent is expected to achieve the first power from the reactor in 2023 and is planned for commissioning in the same year. Buy the profile here.


Barakah 4 is a Generation III nuclear reactor being developed by Korea Electric Power, the main contractor for the project.

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

Barakah 4 is a type of PWR reactor. It will feature 241 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development status

The reactor construction is expected to commence from Jul, 2015. Subsequent to that it will enter commercial operation by 2023.

Contractors Involved

The steam turbines for the reactor is likely to be supplied by Doosan Enerbility and Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions. KEPCO Engineering and Construction is expected to be the architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system is likely to be supplied by Korea Electric Power. The reactor vessel is expected to be supplied by Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction. The material used for the construction of the vessel will be SA508, Grade 3, Class 1. The civil works will be 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.


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