Saudi Arabia is holding talks with a number of international nuclear players as it plans to award development contracts by end-2018 for two nuclear power plants with a combined generating capacity of 2.8GW.

Saudi nuclear agency Kacare lists Russia’s Rosatom, France’s EDF, China’s CNNC, Korea’s Kepco and US firm Westinghouse among nuclear technology providers with which it is holding talks. Kacare is looking for a “standard plant design,” suggesting it is looking to bring in a number of suppliers rather than relying on just one. (CONTINUED - 893 WORDS)