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Jordan to diversify energy resources

Goverment, Rosatom to conduct studies on nuclear project

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Jordan?s King Abdullah
Jordan?s King Abdullah

Jordan’s King Abdullah has underlined the strategic ties between Jordan and Russia and the need to develop them at all levels, especially in the field of energy, The Jordan Times reported.

At a meeting with Sergei Kiriyenko, head of the Russian Federal Agency for Atomic Energy (Rosatom), the King highlighted Jordan’s strategy to diversify energy resources, including the generation of electricity from nuclear energy.

Kiriyenko stressed Russia’s commitment to enhancing cooperation with Jordan to best serve the interest of the two countries, according to a Royal Court statement.

Jordan’s Cabinet has selected Russian state-owned firm Rosatom as the preferred vendor to construct a nuclear plant that includes two reactors, each with 1,000-megawatt capacity by 2021.

Jordan and the company are working to conduct detailed studies on the plant and its economic and environment feasibility, in addition to construction and operational costs.

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