Energy, Nuclear

UAE Gets Its 1st Nuclear Reactor Simulators

The UAE has opened a nuclear plant simulator training centre which will provide advanced training for the “Reactor Operators” (RO) and “Senior ROs” to be employed at the country’s future nuclear power facilities.
The 7,000-sq m training centre is equipped with two reactor simulators identical to the projected plant’s main control room. Each consist of a large display panel that highlights the most important parameters for operators’ quick reference, and five operator stations from which ROs can consult any system within the plant
The UAE’s first two nuclear power reactors, which are under construction, will be operational in 2017 and 2018, respectively; while the third and fourth reactors are due to begin operations in 2019 and 2020.
The four plants, to cost the oil-rich Gulf country over 20 billion US dollars, are expected to produce 5600MW of clean electricity to meet up to a quarter of the country’s energy needs.

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