Saudi Arabia approves plan to join Convention on nuclear damage

In April, Kingdom announced plans of starting civilian nuclear and renewable energy centre
Saudi Arabia approves plan to join Convention on nuclear damage
NUKE TALK: Kingdom has held talks with international companies to build the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (Getty Images)
By Bloomberg
Mon 08 Nov 2010 08:22 PM

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, plans to join the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage, the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a cabinet statement.

Saudi Arabia announced in April that it was starting a civilian nuclear and renewable energy centre to help meet increasing demand for power and to supervise its atomic energy program.

The kingdom has held talks with international companies to build the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.

Saudi Arabia is one of several countries in the region seeking to develop nuclear energy to meet electricity demand that’s rising at about 8 percent a year.

The UAE awarded a $20 billion contract in December to a group of companies led by Korea Electric Power Corp to build four nuclear plants, and Kuwait plans to build four reactors by 2022.

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