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Career Path => Different Country => Topic started by: BISCUITMAN on Apr 27, 2021, 02:50

Title: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
Post by: BISCUITMAN on Apr 27, 2021, 02:50
Hello,
Has anyone got any knowledge and experience of working at the Barakah Station and what is the standard of the living accommodation provided.
Many thanks
Title: Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Jun 26, 2021, 07:17
I am also interested, so...? Anyone?


I will say that I did some research about this a year ago. Rumor at that time was that the rooms were about like your standard hotel. Recruiter I talked to said they provided you with transportation also...but then I heard everyone was basically confined to the compound because of the pandemic, so...?


Thanks for any current information about the job....which contract company treats you best, pros & cons of the experience, etc...
Title: Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
Post by: cranford on Jul 23, 2021, 08:25
One of my friends was working in Barakah no nuke related and I can only remember that he was complaining all the time about how hot is the place... I can get in touch with him if you wanna learn more about the place. He worked there as an engineer for 3 years and then managed to buy villa in Nice (https://rivieraway.com/villas/nice/) so I can say that he was getting paid well.
Title: Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Feb 06, 2022, 01:24
Heard that one of the French companies was awarded the RP technician contract for this outage? And pay-rate low...$7000-ish per month base? Apparently able to staff it mostly with Central Asian technicians?
Title: Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Feb 13, 2022, 03:09
Heard that one of the French companies was awarded the RP technician contract for this outage? And pay-rate low...$7000-ish per month base? Apparently able to staff it mostly with Central Asian technicians?

...and no per diem. Ouch.
Title: Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Mar 04, 2022, 03:53

Rumor at that time was that the rooms were about like your standard hotel.


New rumor is that the housing will be so full during the outage that you will be required to split a room with a worker who is on the opposite shift?
Title: Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Mar 04, 2022, 03:55
Heard that one of the French companies was awarded the RP technician contract for this outage? And pay-rate low...$7000-ish per month base? Apparently able to staff it mostly with Central Asian technicians?


Also 30 technicians from South Africa going. A HUGE loss for Koeberg...but will be good for the technicians...AND for Barakah.
Title: Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Apr 10, 2022, 12:23
Someone said that Barakah is the new RP "Fyre Festival"? Can anyone currently there tell us how things are going?
Title: Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Apr 18, 2022, 01:08
The South African techs are starting to bail out & come back to Koeberg. And Barakah is also losing several of their Canadian & European techs?


Guess communication is a huge issue in Abu Dhabi with all the different nationalities they staffed...Korean, Pakistani....?


The South African techs also felt like they were being asked to do too much decon work & not enough REAL radiation protection?
Title: Re: Working and living at the Barakah power station UAE
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Aug 20, 2022, 12:41
Anybody go to their outage this spring? How was it? I heard they were making the outage workers split a room with someone from the opposite shift?

Anybody there long-term? How is that? Do you still get your own room if you sign the one year contract?