Saudi Kacare in key atomic energy project talks

September 30, 2017

Saudi-based King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (Kacare) is in talks with top international groups from Russia, US, Japan and South Korea for a major atomic energy project in the Kingdom.

Kacare held a series of high-level meetings with officials of various delegations on the sidelines of the 61st General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) being held in Vienna, reported The Saudi Gazette citing its president Dr Hashim Bin Abdullah Yamani.

Dr Yamani briefed the delegations' officials on the latest developments of the National Atomic Energy Project in the kingdom and displayed the project's components and key elements.

They also discussed ways of co-operation to support the kingdom's national project, especially with regard to the feasibility study of the initial technical aspects of the engineering designs (FEED) for construction of the first two reactors in the Kingdom and the maximization of interest in this field, stated the report.

Apart from this, they discussed aspects of the partnership aimed at the localization of the nuclear and renewable energy industries in the Kingdom, increasing the local content and implementing the different components of the national project, it added.