AREVA to Supply Nuclear Fuel for a Jordanian Research Reactor
PARIS -- April 17, 2013
AREVA (Paris:AREVA) has just signed a contract with the Korean KAERI/DAEWOO
consortium to supply fuel elements for the JRTR (Jordan Research and Training
Reactor) currently being built in Jordan.
The agreement concerns the supply of nuclear fuel for the first reactor core
and for a reload batch. Delivery of the fuel elements is scheduled for the
beginning of 2015.
Construction of the JRTR research reactor by the KAERI/DAEWOO consortium is an
essential step for Jordan in acquiring the capabilities required for nuclear
R&D and producing nuclear power. AREVA is proud to be a part of this project
together with the Korean consortium, who is one of the research reactor
suppliers, and stands ready to offer its experience regarding construction of
a power reactor in Jordan, for which the selection of a supplier is now in
Benoît Bazire, Senior Vice President of the Propulsion and Research Reactors
BU, stated: “Following the signature in 2011 of contracts for supplying
DAEWOO with low enriched uranium and for delivering prototype fuels to the
KAERI/DAEWOO consortium, this success confirms the quality of the
collaboration between AREVA and its Korean partners in the sector of nuclear
fuel for research reactors.”
The thermal power of the JRTR will be 5 MW, which can be extended to 10 MW in
the future. It will be used for neutron beam research, neutron irradiation
services such as medical radioisotope production, and training of Jordanian
engineers and scientists.
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