ENEC Completes Milestones at Barakah 2 Nuclear Power Project

 ENEC Completes Milestones at Barakah 2 Nuclear Power Project

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) completed several milestones at Unit 2 of the Barakah nuclear power project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
 
The milestones include completing the 2,000 tonne containment liner plate for the reactor containment building, including placement of the upper dome, listing the pressurizer into place and lifting the roof frame for the Unit 2 main control room.
 
The containment liner plate is a cylindrical steel shell that forms the inner wall, ceiling and floor lining of the reinforced concrete reactor containment building. The cylindrical liner plate structure measures nearly 60 metres in height 977 metres including the dome) and 45 metres in diameter. It has to be built in multiple parts and stages, including 19 separate liner rigs. The process took approximately 15 months to complete.
 
The pressurizer weighs nearly 140 tonnes and is 2.6 metres wide and more than 16 metres in length. It has been lifted into position and represents one of the last major reactor coolant system components placed inside the containment building for assembly over the coming months.
 
When completed, the four APR-1400 reactors will have a combined generating capacity of 5,600 MW. Unit 1 is 81 percent complete and Unit 2 is almost 60 percent complete. ENEC is working to obtain approval of the operating license from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation for units 1 and 2 and is responding to requests for additional information to proceed to operate the remaining units. The four units are scheduled for completion by 2020.
 
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