Podcast: Saudi and UAE nuclear energy projects progress

Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions go under the spotlight in CW's latest podcast episode, which also reviews Barakah's progress

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are both building nuclear sites.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE are both building nuclear sites.

Milestones have been reached by Saudi Arabia and the UAE as two of the Middle East's biggest economies look to join the list of global powers boasting nuclear energy capabilities.

The latest episode of Construction Week Viewpoint sees a return of regular co-hosts Oscar Rousseau and Jack Ball, who analyse news that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has set out plans to build the kingdom's first nuclear research reactor.

The Crown Prince reportedly laid the foundation stone for the research reactor at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology on 5 November, state news agency SPA reported. 

Meanwhile, an important construction benchmark was achieved at the UAE’s Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant this month after concrete work and heavy equipment lifting was completed by the teams on site.

Listen to the full episode on Construction Week's SoundCloud stream. Please also remember to share it will all of your friends, and subscribe to the channel, so you don't miss out a single episode from the weekly series, new episodes of which are published every Monday. 

Past episodes of Construction Week Viewpoint have welcomed expert guests such as Ciaran McCormack, of construction consultancy LinesightGreg Ward from Transguard, and Chris Seymour from Mott MacDonald

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