King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) has signed a contract through which the radiation and nuclear safety authority of Finland (STUK) and K.A.CARE agreed to form a strategic partnership between them. Under this agreement, STUK would become a strategic partner to K.A.CARE to develop the necessary infrastructure for the establishment of a national authority dedicated to regulate and monitor nuclear safety in Saudi Arabia.
This initiative is considered to be the first of its kind, aiming to achieving K.A.CARE’s objectives of developing a peaceful and safe nuclear energy program that would provide Saudi Arabia with alternative and highly sustainable source of electric power.
The program was launched during a joint meeting on 23rd and 24th of April at K.A.CARE’s headquarters in Riyadh in the presence of officials of the two parties and the executive team for the project. During the meeting, plans of cooperation and executive plans between the two entities have been discussed and the accompanying projects were signed off, such that they will be implemented in the coming months of this year.
The radiation and nuclear safety authority of Finland (STUK) is considered one of world’s most outstanding regulatory bodies recognized for its excellence in performance and is highly regarded in the implementation of the best standards of nuclear safety and security in the world. Through this partnership that will be extended for several years, STUK will provide the technical support and knowledge required to regulate the Atomic Energy in the Kingdom and will assist in the development and selection of manpower required and develop the necessary training programs required to establish a National Nuclear Regulatory Authority based on the highest standards of safety and transparency.