New Projects, Reactors

Competition heating up to build Turkish nuclear power plant

By Diarmaid Williams, International Digital Editor, Power Engineering International

Turkey’s energy minister Taner Yildiz told a conference this week that the country’s second nuclear power plant is subject to growing interest from prospective developers.

The minister said competition is getting intense for the contracts to develop the four unit plant.

“The second nuclear power plant will require an investment worth of between $22-$25bn,” he said during the Turkish National Committee of World Energy Council conference.

The plant is to be built in the northern province of Sinop, as Turkey seeks to diversify its energy resources.

Mr Yildiz told his audience that the country generated 4100 more megawatts (MW) of power in 2012, bringing the total to 58,000 MW.

This article first appeared on Power Engineering International. It was republished with permission.