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Saudi Arabia is progressing with its plans to build its first nuclear power plant and has received a number of bids. The Saudi Ministry of Finance's 2023 budget statement published on February 15 notes that bids to build the plant were received last December. Saudi Arabia has been interested in nuclear energy for decades and recently, it has been considering developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. This is also in line with the kingdom’s strategy to diversify its energy mix and in doing so, reduce its dependence on oil.

Saudi Arabia Moves Forward With Bids For Nuclear Plant

Saudi Arabia is progressing with its plans to build its first nuclear power plant and has received a number of bids. The Saudi Ministry of Finance’s 2023 budget statement published on February 15 notes that bids to build the plant were received last December. Saudi Arabia has been interested in nuclear energy for decades and recently, it has been considering developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. This is also in line with the kingdom’s strategy to diversify its energy mix and in doing so, reduce its dependence on oil.

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