Russia to Build Jordan’s First Nuclear Power Plant
Auther - Breakbulk Staff Enter Date - 2014-08-18

Final agreement due in September

Jordan and Russia are close to concluding an atomic cooperation agreement, which would see Russia’s state-owned Rosatom build the first nuclear power plant in Jordan.

The deal will be signed in Moscow, Khaled Toukan, the chief of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, said in a statement. Once signed, Rosatom will begin an environmental impact report and an assessment of infrastructure needed to support the project, including roads and the country’s power grid. It will also address construction costs and project financing. The agreement is expected to be finalized this September.

The commission has allocated US$65 million for the studies, which will take about two years to complete. The plant will consist of two VVER reactors with a total generating capacity of 2,000 megawatts.