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Jordan to build its first nuclear plant

Jordan has selected Russia's Rosatom to build the 1,000MW plants

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The plants will have a capacity of 1000MW
The plants will have a capacity of 1000MW

Jordan has selected Russia to build the country's first two nuclear reactors aiming to produce atomic energy within the next decade, Jordan Times reported.

The Jordanian government has selected Russian state-owned firm Rosatom as its preferred vendor to construct two 1,000MW nuclear power plants east of Amman by 2022.

"We have entered the second stage of negotiations with Rosatom, which we hope will lead to a final agreement and secure the country's energy future," Jordan Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Khaled Toukan was quoted as saying.

"This is a licensed technology that has a proven safety record in several European countries and elsewhere, which was important in our decision," Toukan said.

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