Saudi Arabia is nearing completion of a nuclear research reactor at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Kacst) in Riyadh.

The plant is being built by Argentina’s state-owned Invap, under a contract signed with Kacst in 2014. The 30kW rated unit will produce neutron beams for research, training and manufacturing medical isotopes, as opposed to heat for driving steam turbines as in a nuclear power plant. (CONTINUED - 1109 WORDS)