KSA and Russia pen nuclear energy pact
Pair to cooperate on Saudi plans to add 16GW.
Saudi Arabia and Russia have signed an agreement to cooperate on nuclear energy development.
The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) announced the cooperation deal on its website on Thursday but gave no further details.
Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV, citing unnamed sources, said the kingdom planned to build 16 nuclear reactors in which Russia would play a significant role in operating them, Reuters reports.
KACARE has previously signed nuclear cooperation deals with a number of countries able, including the US, France, Russia, South Korea, China and Argentina.
Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build 17 gigawatts (GW) of nuclear power by 2032 as well as around 41 GW of solar capacity.