IAEA assesses KSA Nuclear Infrastructure
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Tue, 2018-07-31


In mid-July, a delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy. The visit was part of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review missions, which assists countries in assessing the readiness of their infrastructure for the introduction of nuclear power. The delegation found that Saudi Arabia has made “significant process” in this area, and offered several recommendations, including: coordination and development of outstanding nuclear-related policies and strategies; finalization of the readiness of key organizations; and completion of studies to prepare for future stages of the nuclear power program. Saudi Arabia aims to diversify and boost its energy production capacity, with the goal of constructing 16 nuclear power reactors over the next 20 years.  

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