Hürriyet – As negotiations for building Turkey’s second nuclear power plant (NPP) are about to end with a deal, plans for a third plant are already laid out by the county’s energy ministry. Canadian, Japanese, Chinese and South Korean companies are competing for the right to build and operate Turkey’s second NPP to be located in the Black Sea province of Sinop.
Speaking to the press at the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) meeting in Izmir, Turkey’s Minister of Energy Taner Yildiz said that a third nuclear power plant to meet Turkey’s growing energy needs is in planning and more details will soon be provided.
“We expect to reach a deal with one of the countries before the year’s end…“ the Minister said about the project in Sinop. “The preliminary studies for the proposed third plant are among the issues discussed with the contenders…“, he added.
Turkey has reached a deal with Russia to build the country’s first nuclear plant in Akkuyu, Mersin on the Mediterranean coast. The third plant will match Akkuyu in power, reaching 4800 to 5000 megawatts, Yildiz said.