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According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Saudi Arabia is considering a Chinese proposal to build a NPP. Citing Saudi sources acquainted with the situation, WSJ said China National Nuclear Corp (SNNS) had submitted a bid to construct a nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, close to the border with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
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As policymakers grapple with the twin challenges of climate change and a post-COVID economic recovery, the benefits of nuclear power are clearer than ever, but the industry still has some way to go in addressing perceptions of its alleged drawbacks with cost, safety and radioactive waste. This was the overriding message of the three panellists in a webinar held last week by Utilities Middle East in partnership with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Friday, 01 January 2021
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The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom have renewed a memorandum of understanding establishes a general framework for cooperation on the creation of a nuclear science center in the United Arab Emirates and nuclear plant development and investment.

The MoU, signed in Abu Dhabi on the sidelines of the official visit of Russian president Vladimir Putin to the UAE, also includes plans to cooperate on nuclear fuel cycle management and the training of UAE nationals.

Enec said the MoU is an extension of an agreement originally signed in 2017.

Mr Likhachev said Russia was “very optimistic” about cooperation with the UAE. He said Rosatom and Enec have been working together on the nuclear fuel cycle activities for many years and collaboration can be extended to developing nuclear power projects.

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
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The UAE’s Barakah One Company (BOC), a subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec), on 25 September signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) expanding on a previously signed Charter for Joint Business Cooperation.

Date: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
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South Australia Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle recommended, in its 344-page report published on 9 May, that South Australia should "further investigate" the feasibility of the storage and disposal of international used nuclear fuel and intermediate-level waste. The commission said South Australia has the attributes and capabilities to manage and dispose of international used nuclear fuel safely, and it would have a significant inter-generational benefit to the community.

Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2016
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A Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)-led consortium has beaten those of GE+Hitachi and Areva to win a USD20 billion tender for four 1,400MW civil nuclear power reactors in the United Arab Emirates.

KEPCO APR 1400 diagram

Date: Monday, 04 January 2010
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