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    Rosatom is expected to build two 1,000-megawatt (MW) nuclear power units by 2022.

    AMMAN (Sputnik) — Russia and Jordan signed on Tuesday an intergovernmental agreement laying a legal foundation for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Jordan.

    The document was signed by the head of Russia's state-run corporation Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, and the chairman of the Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission, Khaled Toukan, in the Jordanian capital, Amman.

    Rosatom is expected to build two 1,000-megawatt (MW) nuclear power units by 2022.

    The first reactor is due to enter service in 2024, and the second in 2026.

    Russia won the tender for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Jordan in October 2013.

    The $10-billion project is expected to become the largest one throughout the history of Russia-Jordan bilateral relations. Jordan will own a controlling stake of 50.1 percent, whereas Russia will contribute 49.9 percent of the project’s total cost.

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    nuclear power plant, Rosatom, Khaled Toukan, Sergei Kiriyenko, Russia, Jordan
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