Russia to build two nuclear power reactors in Jordan for $10bn

 Russia to build two nuclear power reactors in Jordan for $10bn

Russia signed a $10 billion deal to build Jordan’s first nuclear power plant.
 
The agreement between Russia’s Rosatom and the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission is for the construction of a two-unit, 2,000-MW nuclear plant, according to RT.com. The plant is scheduled to begin construction in 2022.
 
The nuclear plant is expected to cover Jordan’s electricity demand and could allow the country to export electricity to Syria and Iraq, the article said. Jordan will own 50.1 percent of the plant, with the rest of the funding coming from Russia. The first unit is set for commissioning in 2024, with the second to come online in 2026.
 
Jordan reportedly imports 95 percent of its energy needs at a cost of about 20 percent of its gross domestic product, the article said.
 
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