Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has completed the refuelling of Unit 2 of Abu Dhabi’s Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.

The process included replacing one third of the fuel packages at the heart of the unit, and the inspection of remaining fuel, in line with international standards.

Providing clean energy in support of UAE’s decarbonisation efforts and Net Zero by 2050 goals during the Year of Sustainability and beyond, Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant has generated 10,402 gigawatt-hour (GWh) of clean electricity and prevented more than 5,000 kilotons of carbon emissions since the beginning of its commercial operations in March 2022.

The four units at Barakah, once all commercially operational, will generate up to 5,600 megawatts (MW) of clean electricity around the clock, equivalent to almost 40 per cent of the UAE’s peak demand of about 15,000MW.

Refuelling is a scheduled activity that takes place around every 12-24 months, depending on the plant.