Areva signs Jordanian uranium exploration deal

06 October 2008

French nuclear giant Areva has signed an agreement with the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) for uranium exploration in the kingdom.

The agreement was signed by Jordanian Minister of Finance Hamad al-Kasasbeh, JAEC chairman Khaled Toukan, and Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive officer of Areva.

The deal covers joint uranium exploration in the central region of Jordan. It paves the way for a long-term partnership for the development of Jordan’s nuclear power programme.

Jordan is planning to invest an estimated $10bn to build four nuclear reactors with a capacity of 1,000MW each (MEED 17:7:08).

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