Environment & Energy Report

Saudi Arabia Expected to Award Nuclear Contracts in December

Jan. 16, 2018, 3:57 PM

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, plans to award contracts in December for the construction of its first nuclear power plants, according to a government official involved with the project.

The kingdom has received requests from five bidders from China, France, the U.S., South Korea, and Russia to perform the engineering, procurement, and construction work on two nuclear reactors, Abdulmalik al Sabery, a consultant in the business development department at King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, said in an interview in Abu Dhabi. He declined to identify the bidders.

“By April...

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