The first of four nuclear reactors, built by the United Arab Emirates, will begin construction in 2017. The plant is set to be fully operational by 2020.
Once the plant is fully operational, it will generate 25 percent of UAE power needs.
Work is currently underway on the second and third reactors while the site is being prepared for the fourth. The second reactor will come on line in 2018, the third the following year and the last in 2020.