Westinghouse seeks role in KSA's nuclear programme
"We see Saudi Arabia as a good market for us," Westinghouse chief says
American firm Westinghouse Electric is seeking a role in Saudi Arabian nuclear power programme.
"We see Saudi Arabia as a good market for us," Westinghouse chief executive Danny Roderick was quoted as saying by United Press International (UPI) news agency.
Saudi Arabia is likely to seek preliminary bids in 2014 for the first of the 16 nuclear reactors it plans to construct by 2030 at an estimated cost of US$100bn. The kingdom plans to add 18GW of electricity from the nuclear plants to add to a planned 54GW of renewable energy in the next 10 years.
The cost building nuclear reactors in the Kingdom would be comparatively higher because of its extreme hot climate.