Saudi’s KACST, K.A. CARE unite to boost atomic & renewable energy alliance

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Saudi Arabian national science agency King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has signed an agreement with the Kingdom’s scientific, research, and governmental entity King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A. CARE) to enhance cooperation in diverse atomic and renewable energy sectors.

According to the statement, the partnership intends to integrate the two cities’ talents and resources in order to help the Kingdom realize its atomic and renewable energy plans and goals.

Under the deal, the research institution and the research reactor, as well as their facilities, will be used to develop operational plans to support the national atomic energy project.

The areas of cooperation between the two entities comprise building human, technological and research capacities, exchanging scientific experiences, organizing training programs, workshops, and conferences, as well as equipping and developing research laboratories.

Further, it provides consultation to serve the fields of atomic and renewable energy, including the National Project for Atomic energy and renewable energy projects.

As per the reports, KACST will produce content and research disciplines connected to atomic and renewable energy, as well as share information and statistical data in order to conduct research and cooperation initiatives in this field.

The alliance of the two entities is a significant step towards bolstering the Kingdom’s position as a global leader in atomic and renewable energy.

“It also enhances the confidence in the capabilities of Saudis working in both the cities in implementing projects and studies in the research and technical fields related to national security, water security, and radiation monitoring,” according to the statement.

Further, it intends to develop technologies to serve the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision and reach an ideal energy mix by the year 2030.

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