Vendors submit financial proposals to Jordan

16 August 2011

The three reactor suppliers shortlisted in May 2010 to construct Jordan’s first nuclear power plant have now submitted their financial proposals for the project to the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission. The deadline for the financial bids was 14 August. Earlier, the companies - an Areva-Mistubishi Heavy Industries consortium, Russia's AtomStroyExport and Canada's SNC-Lavalin International - submitted their technical proposals for building the plant. The designs under consideration are the Atmea-1 pressurized water reactor (PWR), the AES-92 model VVER-1000, and the Enhanced Candu-6 pressurized heavy-water reactor (PHWR). A special committee formed by the cabinet will study both the technical and financial bids and select the technology to be used in December, official state news agency Petra reported.