Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 19th February 2019 - ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation organized a workshop on Russian nuclear technologies in the city of Dammam (Saudi Arabia) for representatives of companies located at Eastern Province of the Kingdom. The event was held at the Asharqia Chamber (Saudi Arabian Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Province).
In the keynote address, Alexander Voronkov, director general of ROSATOM Regional Center in the Middle East and North Africa region, noticed: "This is the second workshop we held in Saudi Arabia recently since ROSATOM organized a workshop in Riyadh last December. We put a special focus on lining up fruitful cooperation with local companies during the implementation of our projects and such kind of events is a good opportunity to demonstrate vast experience of ROSATOM in nuclear sector and shape areas for further cooperation with Saudi companies."
During the seminar speakers from Rusatom Overseas (part of ROSATOM State Corporation) shared with the audience information about ROSATOM background, VVER reactor technology currently being used for the implementation of 36 power unit construction projects in 12 countries around the world, ROSATOM current offer for Saudi Arabia in terms of large capacity NPP construction projects and different aspects of the project’s localization.
Milos Mostecky, vice-president of Rusatom Overseas, highlighted: "The nuclear newcomer countries face a serious challenge while building nuclear infrastructure and executing NPP construction projects as several areas should be developed in parallel. Our complex and flexible integrated offer supports them to be successful in achieving their goals".
In June 2018, ROSATOM was shortlisted for the next stage of the competitive dialogue for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first nuclear power project. The Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. On October 5, 2017, ROSATOM and King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy signed the Programme for Cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. According to the Programme, Russia and Saudi Arabia intended to cooperate: in the field of small and medium reactors; in nuclear infrastructure development; and in considering prospects for establishing a centre for nuclear science and technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia based on a Russian designed research reactor etc.
ROSATOM is the only company in the world to offer integrated clean energy solutions across the nuclear supply chain and beyond, including the design, build and operation of nuclear power stations, uranium mining, conversion and enrichment, the supply of nuclear fuel, decommissioning, spent fuel storage and transportation and safe nuclear waste disposal. With more than 70 years of continuous experience, the company is the world leader in high-performance solutions for all kinds of nuclear power plants. It is also working in the segments of wind generation, nuclear medicine, energy storage and other. Headquartered in Moscow, the company brings together over 300 enterprises and organizations and over 250,000 employees. Globally, the company has the second biggest uranium reserves, has 40% of the world’s enrichment market, and is the world's biggest builder of the latest generation nuclear power stations and US$133 billion 10-years export order book.