Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – In a new achievement, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced, on Friday, “the start of commercial operation of the third Barakah peaceful nuclear energy plant,” according to the Emirates News Agency, “WAM.”
WAM quoted statements by Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Managing Director and CEO of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, in which he said, “The UAE peaceful nuclear program achieves a new achievement represented in the start of commercial operation of the third Barakah plants, less than a year after the start of commercial operation of the second Barakah stations.”
Al Hammadi added, “The Barakah stations ensure energy security, support sustainable economic growth, promote innovation and contribute to achieving the goals of the UAE’s strategy for climate neutrality by 2050,” according to what was quoted by the agency.
WAM also quoted Nasser Al Nasseri, CEO of Barakah One Company, as confirming his commitment to providing environmentally friendly electricity to the Emirates Water and Electricity Company, which supports the clean energy certification program in Abu Dhabi, provides a competitive advantage for local companies, and promotes economic growth without carbon emissions. According to him.
Barakah stations provide “thousands of job opportunities, and contribute to supporting local companies by providing contractual opportunities worth millions of dollars. The four stations, after operating, will reduce millions of tons of carbon emissions annually and billions of dollars that were used to purchase natural gas to generate electricity,” according to Wam.
The third station adds 1,400 megawatts to the UAE electricity grid, while the production of the three stations that have been operated is “about 4,200 megawatts of basic load electricity around the clock, and the four stations provide about 25% of the electricity that the UAE needs,” according to Wam.
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