May 2nd, 2012 | 4:39 pm

ATMEA1 Technology Also Under Preliminary Review in Canada

Following an extensive two-year evaluation, the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) has selected two finalists to build the first nuclear reactor in Jordan.

JAEC has selected the ATMEA1 technology, developed by a joint venture comprising AREVA Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) known as ATMEA.

This decision represents a significant milestone in the technological development of ATMEA 1, a new world-class model of 1,100 MWe nuclear power reactor.

During the next phase, JAEC will continue discussions with two qualified bidders, including AREVA-MHI-ATMEA.

In Canada, the ATMEA1 technology is undergoing pre-project design review with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The ATMEA1 has been proposed for the New Brunswick Clean Energy Park and is available for consideration for the Ontario new reactor project.

The French Safety Authority (ASN) recently issued a favourable statement on the ATMEA1 reactor’s safety options.

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