The opening of the United Arab Emirates’ first nuclear reactor, due to open last year, has been pushed back to 2019 due to training delays, two sources told Reuters. The $24.4 billion Barakah power plant is the world’s largest nuclear project under construction and will be the first in the Arab world. “The planning has slipped and the schedule is tight… they have told people it will be 2019,” one source said regarding the start-up. The first of four reactors being built by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) was completed last year and set to start operations.
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