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Saudi Arabia plans to build 16 nuclear reactors by 2030 via Al Arabiya

By EMAN EL-SHENAWI
AL ARABIYA WITH AGENCIES

Saudi Arabia plans to build 16 nuclear power reactors by 2030, which could potentially cost more than $100 billion.

The Kingdom and its Gulf neighbors regard nuclear power as a way to meet rising electricity demand while reducing reliance on polluting fossil fuels, a Saudi-based newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Abdul Ghani bin Melaibari, coordinator of scientific collaboration at King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy announced a plan for Saudi Arabia’s reactors.

“After 10 years we will have the first two reactors,” Mr. Melaibari told Arab News. “After that, every year we will establish two, until we have 16 by 2030.”

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