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Work under way on units Three and Four.

Work under way on units Three and Four.

Nuclear energy plant enters new phase

February 2017

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has achieved major milestones as it moves towards a new phase in the construction of units Three and Four at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant which is more than 50 per cent complete.

The construction achievements include the successful setting in place of Unit Three’s reactor containment building (RCB) liner dome section, effectively installing the roof of the structure which now houses the reactor vessel.

Further, the completion of Unit Four’s turbine generator operating deck and the setting of the last reactor containment liner plate rings mark important progress for the units, said Enec.

 These milestones are a result of Enec’s extensive collaboration with its prime contractor and joint venture partner, the Korean Electric Power Corporation (Kepco), said its top official.

“All construction milestones for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant project have been achieved in accordance with the highest standards of quality and safety,” remarked Enec CEO Mohamed Al Hammadi.

With the successful setting of Unit Three’s RCB liner dome section, it is now more than 62 per cent complete and work to pour the concrete and complete the RCB is progressing steadily. The RCB is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017, roughly a year after similar work was concluded on Unit Two.

 Enec’s deputy CEO Ahmed Al Rumaithi revealed that 35 per cent of the construction work at Unit Four had been completed and was ahead of schedule, and overall, around 75 per cent of the construction work had been completed at units One to Four.

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