In the United Arab Emirates held a ceremony in honor of the completion of construction of the first unit of the nuclear power plant «barracks», located 250 kilometers West of Abu Dhabi.
The ceremony was attended by President of the Republic of Korea moon Jae-In and the crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. The Sheikh expressed his gratitude to the Korean people for cooperation, expressing confidence that it will be expanded.
The power plant is being built by the Korean electric company, the works were started in 2009. Their estimated cost is $ 24 billion. Provides four power units, the capacity of each of which 1.400 mW. The life span of 60 years.
The reactor, which became the first in the Arab world, will be launched no earlier than 2019. The reason for this is the need to prepare local specialists for NPP operation.
We will add that in August and December 2017, the Houthis were reported missile attacks, nuclear power plant. According to them, nuclear power plants, the second firing was a success. The United Arab Emirates has denied these allegations. State media reported that construction continues as planned.