Saudi Arabia plans to build 22 GW of nuclear power by 2030

Saudi Arabia plans to build 16 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 22 GW by 2030, according to a report from Al Arabiya News.

Abdul Ghani bin Melaibari, coordinator of scientific collaboration at King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, said the country plans to have the first two reactors after 10 years, and then add two reactors annually until it reaches 16 by 2030. He estimated the total costs of all reactors to cost more than $100 billion, according to the report.

The country plans to cover 20 percent of its electricity needs by using nuclear power, according to the report.

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