Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

  • Barakah is the UAE first nuclear reactor.
  • Barakah, means “blessing” in Arabic, it is the Arab regional first Nuclear power plant.
  • Barakah was built by a consortium led by the Korea Electric Power Corporation at a cost of some $24.4 billion.
  • Recently the power plant achieved its criticality; the first step towards power production.
  • Criticality of a nuclear power plant – A nuclear reactor is said to be critical when the nuclear fuel inside a reactor sustains a fission chain reaction.
  • Each fission reaction releases a sufficient number of neutrons to sustain a series of reactions.
  • Heat is produced in the event, which is used to generate steam that spins a turbine to create electricity.

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