Post by QuarkingMad on Apr 30, 2012 12:03:51 GMT 9.5
The Jordanian government has announced that they are looking at two bids for their first Nuclear plant from Atomstroyexport (Russia) and an Areva-Mitsubishi (French-Japanese) consortium. From the article the Atomic Energy Commission stated that the next process will be determining a location and the final bids.
Their main reasoning comes from future energy needs, unstable gas supplies from Egypt (pipeline attacks, shut-downs), and desalination.
It seems that you don't need to announce sites for plants at the beginning rather state interest, remove barriers (i.e. EPBC Act), have necessary regulatory institutions in place, and go out to tender. Food for thought in the Australian context maybe?