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Exporting Korean Nuclear Power Plant to the UAE

Korea joined the ranks of nuclear exporters around the world in 2009, with its first international project building four units of nuclear power plants in the UAE after forty years of accumulating nuclear experience in Korea. At present, the Barakah project is the only project in the world to simultaneously construct four units of NPPs at once. Among the four units, three units entered commercial operation as of March 2023.

Global recognition of APR1400

APR1400 is Korea's leading export model nuclear power plant. The safety and technological prowess of the Korean reactor have been recognized in both Europe and the United States through the acquisition of design certification both from the European Utility Requirements (EUR) in October 2017, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in August 2019. No other reactors have been certified by both EUR and USNRC before. The first APR1400 technology was adopted to Shin-Kori Units 3 and 4 which were completed in December 2016 (unit 3), and August 2019 (unit 4). In addition, Shin-Hanul Units 1 and 2 are planned to be completed in 2022 and 2023, and also Shin-Kori Units 5 and 6 in 2023 and 2024, respectively. In the UAE, where KEPCO is building its first nuclear power plant in the Middle East, has four same APR1400 nuclear power plant models.
Construction of Smart City in Dubai[Construction of Nuclear Power Plants in UAE]

UAE Barakah Nuclear Power Plant(BNPP) Projcet

발전시설 운용 (18,716MW)
2009. 12. 27
ENEC(Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation)
Scope of
APR1400 X 4 Units (5,600MW)
+ Nuclear Fuel (initial core + 2 reloads) + Operation Support
BOC(ENEC 82%, KEPCO 18%)
NEC(ENEC 82%, KEPCO 18%)

Footprint of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Project

2009~2012 ㆍstart a business ㆍfoundatuon excavation ㆍUnit 1 First Concrete Pouring 2013~2014 ㆍUnit 2 First Concrete Pouring ㆍUnit 1 Reactor Vissel Setting ㆍUnit 3 First Concrete Pouring 2015~2016 ㆍUnit 2 Reactor Vissel Setting ㆍUnit 4 First Concrete Pouring ㆍUnit 1 Cold Hydrostatic Test(CHT) ㆍUnit 1 Hot Functional Test(HFT) ㆍUnit 3 Reactor Vissel Setting 2017~2018 ㆍUnit 1 Construction Completion ㆍUnit 2 Cold Hydrostatic Test(CHT) ㆍUnit 4 Reactor Vissel Setting ㆍUnit 2 Hot Functional Test(HFT) 2019~2020 ㆍUnit 3 Hot Functional Test(HFT) ㆍUnit 1 Initial Fuel Loading ㆍUnit 4 Cold Hydrostatic Test(CHT) 2021~2022 ㆍUnit 1 Commercial Operation ㆍUnit 2 Initial Fuel Loading ㆍUnit 2 Commercial Operation ㆍUnit 3 Initial Fuel Loading ㆍUnit 4 Hot Functional Test(HFT)