16.03.2016_No53 / News in Brief

Turkey To Open Bidding For Third Nuclear Station Next Year, Says Report

Plans & Construction

16 Mar (NucNet): Turkey will begin the bidding process to build the country’s third nuclear power station next year, with Chinese companies likely to “aggressively” pursue the contract, worth $22bn to $25bn (€19bn to €22bn), an official was quoted by the China Daily as saying.

China Daily said Murat Mercan, a former deputy energy minister of Turkey, said the site for the project has been finalised and the plan is to build four nuclear reactors with a total installed capacity of around 5,000 MW.

China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation and US-based Westinghouse Electric Corporation are potential bidders, said Mr Mercan, who is chairman of the World Energy Council’s Turkish National Committee.

Turkey has two nuclear stations in development – Akkuyu in cooperation with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Sinop with an Areva-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries joint venture.

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