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Saudi Arabian energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz talks with US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm in Riyadh. Nuclear energy was apparently discussed but no details were given

Saudi Arabia’s nuclear plans stall while UAE pushes on

The UAE is moving ahead with its second nuclear power plant, but plans for Saudi Arabia’s first facility remain bogged down in controversy and delay.  The kingdom is attempting to win US approval to enrich its own uranium and use US technology.  Saudi Arabia said last year it would allow inspections of future nuclear facilities, […]

UAE nuclear energy plant

Second nuclear power plant planned for UAE

A second nuclear power plant is being planned by the UAE, which would double the current number of reactors in the country to eight. The plant will be tendered within a few months and construction could start later this year, to reach operational readiness in 2032, sources told Reuters. The UAE’s energy minister, Suhail Al […]

Workers at a uranium mine in Kazakhstan, which produces 43 percent of the world's total

Uranium prices rise with demand for nuclear power

Barakah in the UAE, Dabaa in Egypt, Bushehr in Iran and Akkuyu in Turkey. Nuclear energy is now seen by many countries as central to emissions reduction. It is little surprise then that demand for feedstock – mainly uranium – has been spiking. Prices for the mineral, which is critical to the production of nuclear power […]

Turkey to power first unit of Akkuyu nuclear plant

Turkey’s nuclear regulator has approved a commissioning permit for the country’s first nuclear power-generating unit. The Akkuyu nuclear power plant is being constructed by Russia’s state-owned Rosatom in Mersin province on the southern Mediterranean coastline. The bid documentation for the permit was sent to the Council of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NDK) in two stages. […]

DP World's collaboration with Rosatom aims to develop an additional trade route for maritime container shipping

DP World and Rosatom to develop new shipping route

Global ports operator DP World and Russian state nuclear company Rosatom have established a joint venture (JV) to develop transit container shipping along the Northern Sea Route (NSR). International Container Logistics was registered in Moscow this month according to Russian news agency Interfax, citing data in the Unified State Registry of Legal Entities.  Rosatom Cargo owns 51 […]

Workers at the Barakah Nuclear Plant in Abu Dhabi. Heat from the plant is used in the electrolysis process to produce hydrogen

UAE to produce nuclear-powered pink hydrogen

The UAE is investigating the production of pink hydrogen, which is generated through electrolysis powered by nuclear energy. “We are conducting studies to produce pink hydrogen by capitalising on the heat from our nuclear plants,” said Sharif Salim Al Olama, undersecretary for energy and petroleum affairs in the energy and infrastructure ministry. The country already […]

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Riyadh adds safety valve to US and China nuclear quest

Saudi Arabia is to allow inspections of future nuclear facilities, in an effort to persuade Washington to allow transfer of US reactor technology. The decision by Riyadh will appease Washington, but the Saudis are still courting China as a possible alternative option if US fears of nuclear proliferation prevent a deal.  The Saudi government presented […]

Israeli startup hopes to take nuclear fusion mainstream

This week US scientists announced they had achieved net energy gain in a fusion reaction for the second time since December. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California deemed the successful experiment “a major scientific breakthrough decades in the making that will pave the way for advancements in national defence and the future of clean […]

Romanian president Klaus Iohannis meets Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai

Nuclear energy to power UAE-Romania trade growth

Dubai International Chamber has set up a Romanian Business Council as part of efforts to build on non-oil trade between the UAE and the Eastern European nation, which exceeded $1 billion last year. The council will promote the interests of Romanian businesses and Romanian-owned UAE-registered companies in Dubai. It will also support Dubai’s presence in […]

Engie wind farm in Egypt

France’s Engie ramps up Middle East renewables push

French utilities firm Engie is closing in on several opportunities in the Middle East as it looks to the region to help it hit targets to double renewables generation to 80 gigawatts by 2030.   “We are trying to identify the best geographies for renewables and clearly the Middle East is one of those,” said Frédéric Claux, […]

Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, energy and infrastructure minister, said the hydrogen strategy would be a 'crucial tool' to help the UAE reach net zero by 2050

Green for go: UAE’s long-term plan for hydrogen

The UAE has unveiled its national hydrogen strategy as analysts predict that GCC members can play a key role as exporters. The blueprint for hydrogen is a “long-term plan to turn the UAE into a leading and reliable producer and supplier of low-carbon hydrogen by 2031”, according to Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, minister of […]

Turkey energy

Total signs deal to expand Turkey’s green energy output

France’s TotalEnergies and Turkey’s Ronesans Holding have entered into a partnership to expand renewable power generation capacity in Turkey. TotalEnergies will take a 50 percent stake in Ronesans Enerji and jointly develop 1,000 megawatt (MW) of wind and solar farms over the next three years, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported, citing Ronesans Holding president Erman […]


UK helps UAE address financial grey list challenges

The UK is helping the UAE deal with shortcomings highlighted by the Financial Action Task Force when it grey listed the Gulf state, a British government minister has told AGBI. “Our officials have very strong links in terms of assisting the UAE in how to improve systems and internal compliance and what sort of transparency […]

Director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi (front row, centre) visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in 2021

UAE’s nuclear finance deal ‘sets standard for region’

The Barakah One Company has successfully completed the refinancing of the first commercial nuclear power station in the Arab World, based in the UAE. Located 53 kilometres from the city of Ruwais, the $32 billion Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant is being developed by Barakah One – a joint venture between Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) […]

Turkey talking to Russia and China for more nuclear plants

Turkey is holding talks with Russia, South Korea and China to construct its second and third nuclear power plants. It is ready to build the second nuclear plant in the northern Sinop province, state-run Anadolu Agency reported, citing Salih Sari, head of the Turkish energy and natural resources ministry’s general directorate of nuclear energy and international projects. […]

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South Korea delivers as UAE trade continues to grow

Adnoc Logistics and Services took delivery of its first new-build oil tanker on Tuesday as part of growing UAE-South Korea trade and investment ties. The Adnoc subsidiary received Hafeet, a large crude carrier built by Hanwha Ocean at its Okpo Shipyard in Geoje Island, South Korea. The vessel, designed for long-haul voyages to ship crude […]

Middle East renewables investment

Gulf is worst performer for investment in renewables

The Middle East is the worst-performing region for investment in renewable electricity sources, new research has found. Africa and the Middle East combined represented just 1.6 percent of worldwide investment last year, according to the Renewables 2023 Global Status Report. China accounted for 55 percent of total investment, followed by Europe at 11 percent and […]