Prime Contractor

Leaders in safety, reliability and efficiency

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), South Korea's single largest public power electric utility, was awarded the Prime Contract in 2009 to design, build and help operate the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) nuclear energy plant.

KEPCO is recognized by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) as a leader in safety, plant reliability and efficiency. KEPCO was chosen following an exhaustive year-long evaluation conducted by a team of 75 international experts who evaluated a variety of factors, including safety, deliverability and commitment to human resource development.

KEPCO is responsible for the design, construction and operation of the four 1,400 MW reactors at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. The $20 billion contract also covers extensive training, human resource development and education programs as the UAE builds the capacity to staff a thriving nuclear energy industry.

For the UAE’s first nuclear program, our main goals are very clear.

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