Final Cooling

Any system that generates heat, such as a nuclear energy plant, requires final cooling, an “ultimate heat sink.” The ultimate heat sink removes excess heat to ensure the cooling of the entire system.

The water is then released back into the Gulf. All water released into the Gulf meets the regulations of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi.For the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the Arabian Gulf provides the water for the ultimate heat sink. Water is pumped in through an intake channel and passes through the condenser where it absorbs heat from steam that exited the turbine.

The water from the Gulf which is used for cooling passes through a separate system and does not come into contact with the water inside the reactor. This ensures the highest standards of safety and security are ensured throughout the operation of the Barakah plant.