UAE energy minister says nuclear power project slightly delayed

The UAE’s nuclear project was initially set to open in 2017



United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said on Wednesday that the country’s nuclear power plant project was slightly delayed.

“Nuclear is coming (but) there will be a bit of a delay,” he said at an event in Abu Dhabi. He did not provide a timeline.

The country’s nuclear regulator said last July the start-up of a reactor at the nuclear power plant, which was set to open in 2017, would depend on the outcome of further reviews of the project.

Read more: UAE nuclear body says not ready to licence company to operate plant

UAE nuclear power plant over 90% complete