It’s been a great year of accomplishments for the UAE and now they have another achievement under their belt!
The UAE has done something innovative and just weeks after its historical probe launch into Mars. The GCC country has officially inaugurated ‘The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant’ to provide green energy in the region.
#BarakahDream as this initiative is termed, has the capacity to supply 25% of UAE’s electricity once fully operational. It is located in Al Dhafra of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, approximately 53km from the city of Ruwais. This is the first for the Arab world!
This week witnesses the start of Unit 1 of the Barakah plant
We proudly witness the start of Barakah nuclear power plant operations, in alignment with the highest international safety standards. Congratulations on realizing this historic achievement in the energy sector & marking this milestone in the roadmap for sustainable development. pic.twitter.com/X7p1r1GD9v— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) August 1, 2020
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) praised the program under a social media post:
This is an important milestone towards commercial operations and generating clean energy./www.instagram.com/iaeaorg/
Many welcomed the news of the power plant online:
Praised as “a moment of pride” from UAE’s Hong Kong consulates
It is a moment of pride for the UAE as the first unit of #Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant comes into operation, ushering in a new era of safe & clean energy, and bearing witness to UAE’s strong commitment to sustainable growth#BarakahDream @ENEC_UAE @MoFAICUAE pic.twitter.com/0BzfxDRHOZ— UAE Consulate in HK (@uaeconsulatehk) August 3, 2020
A UAE resident congratulates the country for its big achievements in the GCC
#UAE always dazzles the world with its great achievements— علياء العامري (@Aliaaelamery) August 3, 2020
And the world praises its success in starting and operating the first #NuclearPower plant at the #Barakah Nuclear Plant 💪😍🇦🇪🇦🇪 #BarakahDream #NuclearEnergy pic.twitter.com/6baWSSCNJq
Another resident proudly shares the news with the hashtag #BarakahDream
The world praises the #UAE on its great achievement of successfully starting and operating the first #NuclearPower plant at the #Barakah Nuclear Plant 💪🇦🇪😍😍#BarakahDream become true🇦🇪 pic.twitter.com/8FJ7VHPB0C— Mira Eltamimi 🐱 (@MEltamimii) August 3, 2020