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JAEC postpones nuclear vendor selection

Jordan's first nuclear reactor constructor to be announced in Q1 2012

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Khlaed Tukan, Jordan's Energy Minister. (Getty Images)
Khlaed Tukan, Jordan's Energy Minister. (Getty Images)

Having recently announced that Jordan would select the provider for its first nuclear reactor next month, the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission has said that the decision will be delayed until early next year.

Currently the JAEC has shortlisted three firms for the work – Atomstroy Export (Russia), AECL (Canada) and a French-Japanese consortium of Areva and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

The JAEC’s chairman, Khaled Tukan has said that the review period would be extended, but declined to give any specific reasons.

Final agreements with the selected firm are expected to be announced in Q2 2012, and construction of the 1,100 megawatt reactor is planned to be finished by the end of the decade.
 

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