Start-up of the UAE’s delayed flagship nuclear plant is slipping further; Saudi plans are being shaded out by solar; Egypt plans remain at an early stage.

Both the UAE and Saudi Arabia are signalling that their plans for nuclear power generation will not reach fruition as early as intended. UAE’s slippage is a result of delayed training of plant operatives, while Saudi nuclear planning appears to be less of a priority than solar.

UAE energy minister Suhail al-Mazrouei says...