UAE's Barakah nuclear power starts second reactor, government says

When completed Barakah will have four reactors with total capacity of 5,600 megawatts

  
Significant Milestones Achieved in Construction of Unit 3 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Image used for illustrative purpose.

Significant Milestones Achieved in Construction of Unit 3 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Image used for illustrative purpose.

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DUBAI - Barakah nuclear power station in the United Arab Emirates began operating its second reactor, the Abu Dhabi government media office said on Friday, after the first reactor started commercial operations in April.

When completed Barakah, which is being built by Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO), will have four reactors with total capacity of 5,600 megawatts (MW), equivalent to about 25% of the UAE's peak demand.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Edmund Blair) ((maher.chmaytelli@thomsonreuters.com;))


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