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Saudi Arabia plans to launch nuclear power tender next month: Sources

The world's top oil exporter wants to start construction next year on two plants with total capacity of up to 2.8 Gw

Reuters  |  Khobar (Saudi Arabia) | Seoul 

Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South Korea, France and China, industry sources said. The world's top oil exporter wants to start construction next year on two plants with a total capacity of up to 2.8 gigawatts, three industry sources said, as it follows Gulf neighbour the United Arab Emirates in seeking atomic energy. This will make it the second country in the Arab world to tap nuclear power as a way to diversify its energy supply for ...

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 21:47 IST
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