Jordan shortlists utilities for nuclear plant construction

The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) has shortlisted a Russian company and French-Japanese consortium in its final shortlist as it decides on who best to construct the company’s first nuclear power plant.

Russia's state-owned Atomstroyexport (Moscow) and the ATMEA consortium of Areva SA (Euronext: CEI) and Mitsubishi Corporation (TYO: 8058) are in the running.

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Industrial Info reports that the commission will now continue discussions with the two selected bidders to resolve outstanding technical issues, including the site selection process, which will lead to the selection of the site before the end of 2012.

Jordan is planning further nuclear power projects and aims to have 60 per cent of its energy needs supplied by nuclear power by 2035. The first power from the new project should be fed to the grid by 2019.

The country is more than 90 per cent dependent on imported oil and natural gas from Arab countries in the region. This has motivated a $15bn investment plan for renewable and nuclear power.

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