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Saudi Arabia has formulated extensive plans to pursue the development of nuclear power, largely due to rising power demand, the need to mitigate harmful environmental impacts caused by fossil fuel powered plants, and to conserve oil and gas reserves for exports. The country has a large-scale development plan to build about 17 Gigawatts (GW) of nuclear power capacity by 2032. Saudi Arabia views nuclear power as an effective solution to some of the key challenges facing the country, such as water scarcity and the degradation of the quality of the environment. Nuclear power plants have several advantages such as non-toxic gas emissions and large-scale economic production. To support nuclear development plans, Saudi Arabia has entered into various agreements with countries which are well known for their expertise in the field of nuclear energy. The agreements will help the country in building a sound regulatory structure and in developing the technological expertise essential to safely use nuclear power.


- The report focuses on the development of nuclear power in Saudi Arabia.
- Identifies the key factors stimulating the development of nuclear power in Saudi Arabia.
- Illustrates several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia towards nuclear power development.

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1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 1
1.1 List of Tables 1
1.2 List of Figures 1
2 Summary 1
3 Saudi Arabia Eying Nuclear Power Despite Substantial Oil and Gas Reserves 1
3.1 Saudi Arabia Looking towards Nuclear Power to Meet Rising Energy Demand 2
3.1.1 Rapid Population and Economic Growth in Saudi Arabia to Drive Power Demand 2
3.1.2 Nuclear Powered Desalination Process to Free up Oil Resources 3
3.2 Nuclear Power Essential for Longer Oil Export and Energy Sustainability 3
3.3 Saudi Arabia Signing International Cooperation Agreements to Promote Nuclear Power 4
3.3.1 Saudi Arabia Takes Preliminary Moves to Develop Civil Nuclear Power 4
3.3.2 Saudi Arabia is Focusing on Technological Expertise 4
3.4 Environmental Implications to Stimulate the Demand for Nuclear Energy 5
3.4.1 Nuclear Power to Support the Fight against Water Scarcity in Saudi Arabia 5
3.4.2 Commitment towards Environmental Protection to Fuel Nuclear Power Development 5
4 Appendix 5
4.1 Sources 5
4.2 Abbreviations 6
4.3 Methodology 6
4.3.1 Coverage 6
4.3.2 Secondary Research 6
4.3.3 Primary Research 6
4.3.4 Modeling and Forecasting 7
4.4 Contact Us 7
4.5 Disclaimer 7

1.1 List of Tables
Table 1: Total Power Consumption, Saudi Arabia, TWh, 2000–2020 2
Table 2: Abbreviations 6

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Total Power Consumption, Saudi Arabia, TWh, 2000–2020 3
Figure 2: Saudi Arabia, Power Generation by Fuel Type, Percentage Share (%), 2012 3

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