Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) cancelled plans to build a nuclear power plant as feasibility studies proved the project to be uneconomical and capital intensive, reported Kuwait Times.

Kuwait is differing investments into alternative projects related to solar and wind energy, with several new power plants coming online between 2020 and 2030, according to Arabian Business .

In recent years, Gulf nations have turned their attention to nuclear power as part of their plans to diversify their energy mix. The United Arab Emirates is currently constructing four nuclear reactors at a plant in Barakah, which is scheduled for completion in 2020. Saudi Arabia too has ambitious nuclear power plans to construct up to 16 reactors over the next 20 years, informed Al Bawaba.