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3 Bids for Jordan N-Plant

Atomstroiexport, SNC-Lavalin International and a Paris-based joint venture between France's Areva and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan all submitted financial offers Monday for a planned nuclear reactor in Jordan, Petra said.

The winner of the tender will be selected in December, the official news agency reported. The three bidders had presented technical offers on June 30.

Jordan, which imports almost all of its energy, has said it wants to attract investments of $14 billion for renewable energy, oil shale and nuclear power. The kingdom plans to build at least one nuclear reactor by 2019 and has signed nuclear cooperation agreements with about a dozen countries.

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