Turkey sets deadline for bids to build first nuclear power station

Reuters - Turkey has set a deadline of Sept. 24 for bids in a tender to build the country's first nuclear power station, a statement in the Official Gazette said on Monday. The power station will be built at Akkuyu near Mersin on the country's Mediterranean coast, the Official Gazette said. The plant will have a capacity of 4,000 megawatts, plus or minus 25 percent. The project is one of the several ways in which the government plans to boost energy production to keep pace with rapidly growing demand against a background of strong economic growth. Turkey has conducted legal work on building three nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 5,000 MW.