August 1 at the nuclear power plant “Barracks” in the United Arab Emirates has launched the first unit; nuclear reaction turbine is running, was successful. About it reported the website energy Corporation, UAE (ENEC).
The energy system of the country the unit will be connected after a few weeks.
Nuclear power plant “Barracks” is designed to provide 25% of the UAE needs electricity. The production is absolutely pure from the point of view of ecology, said the Corporation.
This is the first in the Arab world, nuclear power station, it was created jointly by ENEC and the South Korean electric power Corporation KEPCO.
The launch of the unit was planned for 2017, but has been postponed several times due to security problems, reminiscent of the air force. Neighbouring Qatar has actively opposed the emergence of a nuclear facility on the Persian Gulf, in the country the station was called “a blatant threat to peace and the environment in the region.”