Reportedly, Algeria operates some nuclear-powered installations, such as the Nur water-moderated reactor
for training and research and other facilities for limited production of some fuel elements and radioisotopes, used in medicine.
Saudi acquisition of light water-moderated reactors
(LWRs) for electricity production would not in itself allow Saudi Arabia to produce nuclear weapons.
Rosatom and Kazatomprom on May 29 signed a memorandum of cooperation on construction of the first nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan with an installed capacity of 300-1,200 MW based on water-moderated reactors
designed by Russia.
Originally developed for use in CANDU reactors, the finned strainers have been adapted by AECL for use in light water-moderated reactors
. The design team of the finned strainers was the recipients of an Outstanding Contribution Award by the Canadian Nuclear Association and the Canadian Nuclear Society in 2005.