ABU DHABI, UAE – UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei said that the start-up of Unit 3 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant contributes to achieving one of the most important objectives of the country’s vision and strategy for the energy sector.
He said that the nuclear plant is playing a key role in promoting the transition to safe and environmentally friendly energy sources.
In a statement, Al Mazrouei said that the Barakah plants contribute mainly to reducing the carbon footprint of the energy sector in the country and play an effective role in maintaining and sustaining energy supplies.
The nuclear power plants are a long-term investment to diversify the energy portfolio and increase reliance on clean and environmentally friendly ones.
Al Mazrouei said that many countries began to focus on developing nuclear power to meet the challenges related to energy security and the consequences of climate change.
This confirms the success of the UAE strategy that looks to the future by preparing detailed plans, as the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Program aims to achieve the country’s goals regarding energy security and sustainability, as well as striving to reach climate neutrality by 2050.
He added that the UAE has demonstrated its success in developing the peaceful nuclear program and is continuing its approach towards diversifying environmentally friendly energy sources.
UAE aims to study and introduce new future programs and projects and sharing current experiences, in order to enhance energy and electricity security at the local, Arab and global levels.