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Rosatom shortlisted for Saudi nuclear project bidding

RIYADH, July 18, 2018

The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) has been shortlisted for the next stage of the bidding (competitive dialogue) process for Saudi Arabia’s first peaceful nuclear power project, said a report, citing the kingdom's nuclear authority, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE).

For the debut Saudi nuclear power plant project, Rosatom is offering the world’s first operational Generation 3+ reactor technology, the VVER-1200, which comes equipped with the most advanced safety systems and complies with the most stringent international safety and security standards, reported The Saudi Gazette.

Rosatom also holds the lead in implementing NPP construction projects globally, with 35 units currently under construction in 11 countries outside Russia, it stated.

Drawing on its experience in implementing nuclear projects in foreign markets, Rosatom will not only be building the first Saudi NPP to the highest quality and safety standards, but also use its unique competences to ensure the plant’s smooth operation, said the report.

As part of its integrated offer, Rosatom will be supplying the NPP with nuclear fuel throughout its operational lifetime, assist with training nuclear personnel, developing the regulatory framework, establishing the customer’s nuclear infrastructure, as well as increasing the public acceptance of nuclear power, it added.

Tags: Russia | Rosatom | Saudi nuclear project |

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