French energy group EDF (EDF.PA) and Nawah Energy have signed a deal to operate and maintain the delayed Barakah power plant, which will be the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab world. The $24.4 billion (19 billion pounds) Barakah power plant in the United Arab Emirates is the world’s largest nuclear project under construction but has been marred by delays related to training issues. This week a senior official said that the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation was not yet ready to give Nawah, the company that will run the plant, a licence to operate. The plant was originally expected to begin operations in 2017.
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EDF will accompany the United Arab Emirates company Nawah in the operation and maintenance of the Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world. The plant consists of four APR-1400 reactors. The construction of the first started in 2012 and ended this year. That of the three others continues. The current completion of the site is estimated at more than 88%. When operational, the plant will prevent the release of 21 million tonnes of greenhouse gases per year.
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