Barely a month ago, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation ENEC) issued an upbeat media release celebrating the completion of main concrete works and heavy equipment lifting at Barakah Nuclear Energy plant – which uses the state-of-the-art APR1400 design – in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi. But behind the scenes, the reality was different. The Barakah plant, being built by a South Korean consortium including Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Samsung C&T, and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, was facing serious difficulties. Barakah Unit 1 has still not received an operating licence and is now predicted to begin commercial operation in 2020, some three years later than initially planned.
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