The UAE’s first nuclear power plant – currently under construction – is now more than 91 per cent complete, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced on Sunday. Testing remains underway at the $24.4bn Barakah nuclear energy plant in Abu Dhabi, which has four units. ENEC revealed that the it has successfully completed the crucial Cold Hydrostatic Testing (CHT) at Unit 3 after incorporating the lessons learned from Units 1 and 2. Prior to starting the test, Unit 3’s nuclear steam supply systems were flushed with demineralised water, and the reactor pressure vessel head and reactor coolant pump seals were installed, a statement said.
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There may be cracks in the containment building at the third unit at the Barakah nuclear power plant that South Korean companies are building in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The grease inserted into the concrete walls as a lubricant has seeped into voids on the outside of the wall. Shoddy construction work is likely to push back the schedule and increase costs. In an interview with American trade journal Energy Intelligence on Nov. 21, Christer Viktorsson, director general of the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), said that grease had been found on the wall of the third unit’s containment building last year
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