Jordan studying feasibility of small nuclear reactor

Jordan

Published: 2017-11-10 18:00

Last Updated: 2017-11-11 09:39


The 440-megawatt reactor is capable of generating electricity and purifying water.
The 440-megawatt reactor is capable of generating electricity and purifying water.
Roya News Source

The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce to conduct a technical feasibility study to build a Small Modular Reactor program in Jordan for the generation of electricity.

The deputy-chairman of the JAEC, Kamal Al Araj, signed the agreement in the US Embassy in Paris yesterday.

Araj told Petra that the agreement cites that cooperation on both sides to identify technical, financial, and economic factors for building the reactor.

The agreement also stipulates that Rolls-Royce presents the results of the feasibility study to the JAEC in order for the latter to decide whether or not to go on with the project.

The 440-megawatt reactor is capable of generating electricity and purifying water.