Jordanian-American memo to build nuclear reactors

Jordan

Published: 2017-12-02 11:48

Last Updated: 2017-12-02 12:49


Jordan has been in talks to study the feasibility of establishing small nuclear reactors for a few months now.
Jordan has been in talks to study the feasibility of establishing small nuclear reactors for a few months now.
Roya News Source

The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the American X-energy to perform a feasibility study for the establishment of a small X-100 nuclear reactor in Jordan, a gas-cooled 76-megawatt reactor.

JAEC Chairman, Khalid Touqan, said in a press statement released Saturday, that such generators and nuclear reactors could prove to be important to Jordan for generating electricity, purifying water, as well as other industrial applications.

Deputy Chairman of the JAEC, Kamal Al Araj, said the memo is part of several studies the commission has been conducting around several small reactors to find the most suitable one to build in the Kingdom.

Araj said that reactors like these were easy to cool, requiring little water, considering they are mainly cooled by gas.