SAUDI ARABIA’S PUSHES FORWARD WITH NUCLEAR POWER PLANS

Saudi Arabia is pushing ahead with ambitious plans to build 16 nuclear reactors, both small and large, to generate 17GWe by 2040. While no tenders have yet been awarded, the kingdom is working with numerous international partners to develop its nuclear infrastructure and safety systems. In January 2018, the Saudi government announced it has received bids from France, the USA, South Korea, China and Russia to engineer, procure and construct two nuclear reactors able to produce 2.2GW to 3.3GW. “The Saudi authorities have taken a very broad-based approach for ...


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