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Agreement between Russia and Jordan on the construction of the first Jordanian nuclear power plant entered into force


The intergovernmental agreement between Russia and Jordan on the construction of the first Jordanian nuclear power plants came into force on 16 May this year, the official web portal of legal information.

“Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on cooperation in the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant on the territory of the Hashemite Kingdom of 24 March 2015 (entered into force on 16 May 2016)”, – stated in the title of the document. This agreement creates a legal the basis for the signing of the contract for the construction of the station of two units with VVER VVER installed electrical capacity of 1000 MW each, which meet all current safety requirements. Russia in the autumn of 2013 won the tender for construction of the first nuclear power plant in Jordan. In September 2014 the company “Rusatom Overseas” signed with the Atomic Energy Commission of Jordan agreement on development of the project construction of the first Jordanian nuclear power plants. It is expected that this project will be the largest in the history of bilateral relations. It provided a record amount of investment -. $ 10 billion planned launch of the first unit – 2024, the second -. 2026 It was reported earlier that Russia and Jordan before the end of 2016 must complete the joint work within the framework of the agreement on the pre-investment phase of the project to build the station, which will be followed It made ​​a concrete decision on the participation of investors in the project.


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