In light of the convening of 58th International Atomic Energy Agency, (IAEA) General Conference which held in Vienna, Dr. Khaled Toukan, chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, head of delegation of Hashemite kingdom of Jordan has signed with Mr. Djomartov Aliyev, the general director of “Rusatom Overseas”, (the International Arm of the Russian State Corporation) an agreement on the development of the project of construction of the first nuclear Reactor in Jordan.
The agreement opens the door for starting studies on the project, including an environmental impact assessment, cooling the reactor, financing for the venture, the cost of building the reactor and the cost of electricity it generates. The studies will cost some JD46 million, will be financed by Jordan and completed in two years.
It defines the obligations of the parties, to start the implementation of the first phase of the nuclear reactor construction in the Jordanian province of the Zarqa with two units with a total capacity of 2,000 megawatts. The result will be the beginning of a new phase of the contract for the construction of a nuclear power plant, which is scheduled to conclude in two – five years.