Russia Firms to Build Jordan’s First Nuclear Plant

From France24

Energy-poor Jordan said Monday it has picked two Russian firms to build and run its first nuclear power plant, which is expected to cost around $10 billion (7 billion euros).

“Russia’s Rusatom Overseas will operate the plant as a strategic partner. Russia’s Atomstroyexport will be the provider of the nuclear technology,” Information Minister Mohammad Momani told reporters.

“The governments of Russia and Jordan will sign an agreement on the project, which will cost around $10 billion or maybe less.”

The plant will include two 1,000-megawatt reactors, said Khaled Tukan, head of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, who attended the press conference.

“The project will be carried out in two stages. In the first two-year stage, detailed studies will be conducted and infrastructure will be built,” Tukan said.

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