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Human Resource Needs:
Jordan Jordan Jordan Jordan’ ’’ ’s Approach to the Challenge s Approach to the Challenge s Approach to the Challenge s Approach to the Challenge
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Middle East Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Preparedness Workshop
March 22-26, 2009
Amman, Jordan
Ned Xoubi, PhD
Commissioner for Nuclear Fuel Cycle, JAEC
Founder of the Nuclear Engineering Department, JUST
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Human Resource Needs:
Human Resource Needs: Human Resource Needs:
Jordan
Jordan Jordan’
’’s Approach to the Challenge
s Approach to the Challenge s Approach to the Challenge
Invited Talk
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Key Figures
Key Figures Key Figures
Total area: 89,213 Km
2
Population: 5.723 million
69% is under 29 yrs old
GDP: $16.5 billion
Per Capita: $2,879
Annual growth: 7%
(2000-2007)
Energy imports:
$3.2 billion (2007)
24% of Imports
20% of GDP
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Energy Challenges
Energy Challenges Energy Challenges
Lack of indigenes resources
Dependence on imports
High Cost …24% of GDP
Growing energy demands
Increasing Population
Lifestyle changes
High development aspirations
Dead-Red Canal
Desalination
Passenger Train
Jordan’s stability
and economic
prospects depend
heavily on Jordan’s
ability to find
realistic solutions to
Rapid increase in
Energy Demands
&
Scarce water
resources
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Peak Load:
2,130 MW (2007)
Generated:
12,968 GWh (2007)
Installed Capacity:
2,530 MW
Population Supplied:
99.9%
Commercial
15.8%
Industrial
28.8%
Domestic
35.7%
W. Pumping
14.6%
Str. Lighting
2.7%
Others
2.4%
Electricity Sector
Electricity Sector Electricity Sector
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Electrical Demand
Electrical Demand Electrical Demand
Source 2008 NEPCO, DOE, NX
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Turkey
Iraq Syria Lebanon
Jordan
Egypt Libya
300 MW 400 MW
175 MW
300 MW
300 MW
500 MW
Palestine
Interconnection Project
Interconnection Project Interconnection Project
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Energy Options
Energy Options Energy Options
Imported Oil & NG option:
Unsecured, Expensive
Renewables option:
Limited utilization
Can’t be base load
Oil Shale option:
Feasibility is to be proven
Nuclear option:
High capitol cost
The most
expensive power
option
is the
NO Power Option
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The Nuclear Option
The Nuclear Option The Nuclear Option
Safe, Proven, Reliable, Low-cost
supplier of electricity
Available and proven technology
Economic benefits – jobs & economy
Each nuclear plant
Adds over $500 million/year to the
economy
Employs ~ 500 – 1500, with an
equivalent number of indirect jobs
Waste product is controlled, stored,
monitored, protected and regulated
Developing
countries are in
dire need of
energy.
The best choice
for a
sustainable,
affordable,
clean, available
form of energy is
nuclear
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Ruwaished
Wadi Bahiyyah
Central Jordan
Northern Jordan
Haranah
Ruwaished
Haranah
Central Jordan
Ruwaished
Haranah
Wadi Bahiyyah
Wadi Sahb Elabiadh
Potential Areas of Uranium
Potential Areas of Uranium Potential Areas of Uranium
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Jordan
Jordan Jordan’
’’s NP Program
s NP Program s NP Program
To introduce nuclear power as part of its energy
mix, on a fast track
Go for major transformation away from fossil fuel
Estimated uranium reserves of 64,000 tons NRA
Uranium production in 2012
2000 tons per year (estimated)
First nuclear power plant (NPP) 2016-2020
PPP model
Privatized but with Gov. equity
International nuclear operator with safe record
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Jordan Atomic Energy Commission
Jordan Atomic Energy Commission Jordan Atomic Energy Commission
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Nuclear Cooperation
Nuclear Cooperation Nuclear Cooperation
Signed MoU’s with key countries including :
1. USA* 2. Russia*
3. UK 4. Korea
5. Romania
Signed Nuclear Cooperation Agreements with :
1. France 2. China
3. Korea 4. Canada
*Initial the NCA with USA , Russia & Canada
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HR is the Greatest Challenge
HR is the Greatest Challenge HR is the Greatest Challenge
Unprecedented number (68) of countries
expressing their interest or declaring their intention
to peruse a nuclear power program for the first time
The greatest challenge that most developing
countries will face in their effort to introduce
nuclear power will be having enough qualified
nuclear engineers and experts
Must recognize the vital importance of nuclear
knowledge, and that human capacity building is the
first step in the effective planning and
implementation of a successful nuclear power
program
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2009
NP Program Main Task
NP Program Main Task NP Program Main Task
Development of a national nuclear infrastructure:
Development of Legal Framework
R&D Capability & TSO Developments
HRD Program
Nuclear Fuel Supply, RAW and SNF Management
Local Industries Capability Developments
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Nuclear Installation Safety and Security Assurance
Public Awareness
International Cooperation
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NPP Manpower Requirement
NPP Manpower Requirement NPP Manpower Requirement
NPP Manpower requirement at peak time of the project (IAEA)
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Higher Education in Jordan
Higher Education in Jordan Higher Education in Jordan
25 Universities in Jordan
10 public ,15 private
5000 Engineering Graduates per year
B.Sc. In Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Health
Physics, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial,
Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
35 Community Colleges
15 Public and 20 private
2000 graduates in scientific fields
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Nuclear Educational Programs
Nuclear Educational Programs Nuclear Educational Programs
Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering program
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Graduate programs in Nuclear Physics
M.Sc & PhD. Degrees
Jordan University in Amman
Balqa University in Salt
Yarmouk University in Irbid
Health Physics Programs
Zarqa University in Zarqa
Jordan University in Amman
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Nuclear Engineering Department
Nuclear Engineering Department Nuclear Engineering Department
The establishment of a Nuclear
Engineering department at JUST
is another step in Jordan’s efforts
to:
Develop its nuclear infrastructure
Introduce nuclear power as part of
its energy mix
Established in 2007
The first and only such
department /program in Jordan
American model
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Department Objectives
Department Objectives Department Objectives
Educate students in the fundamental subjects
necessary for a career in nuclear engineering
Educate students in the basics of nuclear
technology, radiation measurement, nuclear
reactors, and nuclear power plants design
Train students in the basics of instrumentation
use, laboratory techniques, , and data
acquisition, interpretation and analysis.
Prepare students for advanced education in
nuclear engineering and other related fields
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Top Quality Education
Top Quality Education Top Quality Education
Four elements will determine the success of the
department and whether it will provide top quality
education that will lead to realistic teaching
instruction
1. Curriculum
2. Faculty
3. Facilities
4. Students
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NE Students
NE Students NE Students
The program is designed to fulfill Jordan The program is designed to fulfill Jordan’ ’s needs s needs
for nuclear engineers and scientists for nuclear engineers and scientists
Student populace and Student populace and Dpt Dpt. size should remain . size should remain
within the boundaries that serve this purpose within the boundaries that serve this purpose
1. 1. Top 10% of High school graduates Top 10% of High school graduates
2. 2. 96 Students 96 Students
3. 3. 20 students in 3 20 students in 3
rd rd
year, will graduate in 2011 year, will graduate in 2011
4. 4. 37 students in 2 37 students in 2
rd rd
year, will graduate in 2012 year, will graduate in 2012
5. 5. 33 students in 1 33 students in 1
st st
year, will graduate in 2013 year, will graduate in 2013
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The Curriculum
The Curriculum The Curriculum
The curriculum focuses on nuclear The curriculum focuses on nuclear
power and reactor engineering power and reactor engineering
Five years, 159 Cr. Hrs Five years, 159 Cr. Hrs
World class courses offered World class courses offered
It is set at the ABET standards It is set at the ABET standards
Gives the student a very strong Gives the student a very strong
background in basic sciences and background in basic sciences and
engineering engineering
The First NED to offer The First NED to offer “ “Ethics & the Ethics & the
Development of Nuclear Technology Development of Nuclear Technology” ”
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The Curriculum
The Curriculum The Curriculum
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Laboratories & Facilities
Laboratories & Facilities Laboratories & Facilities
SC Assembly Under Construction Research Reactor – RFP Issued
High Performance Parallel
Computational Laboratory
• Codes
• Simulation and Modeling
Radiation Detection and
Measurement Laboratory
•Detectors HPGe , NaI
•Gamma Spectroscopy
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Scholarships
Scholarships Scholarships
Jordan Atomic Energy Commission
1 M.Sc student (Nuclear I&C), France
2 MSc students ( Nuclear Phy.), China
Jordan University of Science and Technology
2 M.Sc student (Nuclear Technology), Germany
2 PhD students (Nuclear Engineering), USA
JAEC will be offering 5-10 Scholarships this year
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Training Programs
Training Programs Training Programs
Part of every contract that JAEC negotiates
50 for Uranium Mining and Extraction
Part of the RR RFP
Nuclear Operators training is Part of NPP RFP
Local involvement and technology transfer from the
design stage
Local training by international experts
Close cooperation for training and expert visits
with international Laboratories
IAEA programs and projects
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2009
Thank You
Thank You Thank You
Moving Jordan into a New Clear Future
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