Emirate’s Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced on 19 December that fuel loading at the fourth and final unit of the 5.6GW Barakah nuclear plant has been completed, paving the way for testing and then commercial operations in late-2024. The first three units are already operational, with Unit 3 having started commercial operations in February this year (MEES, 21 July). Barakah has had a huge impact on decarbonizing the UAE, with ENEC describing it as the region’s largest single source of clean energy.