Rusatom Overseas (a company of Rosatom) and Jordan Atomic Energy Commission signed on December 13, 2017, a MoU on cooperation in Small Modular Reactors (SMR) technology.
According to the MoU, the Parties have agreed on a technology assessment and a potential for the preparation of a feasibility study conducted for the construction of a Russian-designed SMR-based power plant in Jordan.
«Russia and Jordan have been working together in the sphere of nuclear technologies for a long time. The MoU on SMR will enhance and strengthen our cooperation. Rosatom, for its part, is prepared to provide its expertise in the sphere of SMR», Evgeny Pakermanov, President of Rusatom Overseas stressed.
Dr. Khaled Toukan said: «The SMR programme is a key pillar in the nuclear strategy in Jordan. JAEC and RAOS have achieved many tangible milestones in their long cooperation and this MoU will further enrich the SMR programme».
Russia and Jordan have been cooperating in the sphere of nuclear technologies since 2011 when the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission opened a tender for construction of the 1st NPP in Jordan and invited Rosatom to participate in it.