Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council has approved a AED63m ($17m) transmission project to link the Barakah nuclear power project to the emirate’s national grid.

The council approved the transmission scheme on 19 March. The project will invole building a 400kV transmission line, linked to substations at Madinat Zayed and Bab 2.

The federal 5,600MW Baraka nuclear project, which is being overseen by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec), is currently under construction.

The first of four reactors is due to come online before the end of 2017, pending approval of the required final operating licence. 

Final condenser installed on UAE nuclear project

The GCC’s first nuclear power plant is under construction in Abu Dhabi

The GCC’s first nuclear power plant is under construction in Abu Dhabi

The GCC’s first nuclear power plant is under construction in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has completed the installation of the condenser for unit 4 on its 5.6GW nuclear power project in Abu Dhabi.

The condenser is used in a nuclear power plant to cool the steam, produced to turn the turbines, back into water.

According to Enec, work on unit 4 of the Baraka nuclear plant is 38 per cent complete. The nuclear plant will consist of four units, each with a capacity of 1.4GW. Overall, about 76 per cent of the construction work on the plant has been completed. Read more