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Human Resource Needs: Jordan’ Jordan’s Approach to the Challenge

      Ned Xoubi, PhD March 2009 xoubi

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Human Resource Needs: Jordan’s Approach to the Challenge Ned Xoubi, PhD Commissioner for Nuclear Fuel Cycle, JAEC Founder of the Nuclear Engineering Department, JUST

          Invited Talk Middle East Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Preparedness Workshop March 22-26, 2009 Amman, Jordan

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Key Figures  Total area: 89,213 Km2  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 xoubi

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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 xoubi

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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

      


Electricity Sector Str. Lighting

 Peak Load: 2,130 MW  Generated:

2.7% W.Pumping

(2007)

Others

14.6%

2.4%

Commercial 15.8%

12,968 GWh (2007)

Electr ic

 Installed Capacity:

tion 35.7%

 Population Supplied:

Industrial 28.8%

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Domestic

2,530 MW 99.9%

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Electrical Demand 9.0 8.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 1980

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2010

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Jordan Electrical Growth and Demand (1000 MW) Source 2008 NEPCO, DOE, NX xoubi

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Interconnection Project Turkey 300 MW

Lebanon

Syria 300 MW

Iraq

300 MW

Palestine Libya

400 MW

Jordan 500 MW

Egypt

175 MW xoubi

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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 xoubi

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The most expensive power option is the NO Power 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 Ned xoubi

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Potential Areas of Uranium Northern Jordan Ruwaished Haranah Central Jordan

Wadi Bahiyyah Wadi Sahb Elabiadh

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Jordan’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 xoubi

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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 xoubi

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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 xoubi

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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 xoubi

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NPP Manpower Requirement NPP Manpower requirement at peak time of the project (IAEA)

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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 xoubi

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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 xoubi

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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 xoubi

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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 xoubi

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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 xoubi

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NE Students  The program is designed to fulfill Jordan’s needs for nuclear engineers and scientists

 Student populace and Dpt. size should remain within the boundaries that serve this purpose 1. Top 10% of High school graduates 2. 96 Students 3. 20 students in 3rd year, will graduate in 2011 4. 37 students in 2rd year, will graduate in 2012 5. 33 students in 1st year, will graduate in 2013 xoubi

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The Curriculum  The curriculum focuses on nuclear power and reactor engineering

   

Five years, 159 Cr. Hrs World class courses offered It is set at the ABET standards Gives the student a very strong background in basic sciences and engineering

 The First NED to offer “Ethics & the

Development of Nuclear Technology� xoubi

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33 30 27 24 21 18 15 12 9 6 3 0

11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

No. of Courses No. of Professors

Number of Professors

Number of Courses

The Curriculum

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2015

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2011

2010

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2008

2007

Acadamic Year xoubi

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Laboratories & Facilities

SC Assembly Under Construction

Research Reactor – RFP Issued

High Performance Parallel Computational Laboratory

Radiation Detection and Measurement Laboratory

• Codes

•Detectors HPGe , NaI

• Simulation and Modeling

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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  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 xoubi

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Thank You

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Moving Jordan into a New Clear Future xoubi

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