Turkey continues studies for 3rd nuke plant construction
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
By Atilla Caner – Trend:
The technical and geographical studies for the construction of a third nuclear power plant continue in Turkey, the country’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources told Trend.
Earlier, Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources said that three nuclear power plants will be built in the country.
It was also previously reported that China was interested in constructing the third nuclear power plant in Turkey, and China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) already started talks on constructing the third nuclear power plant.
Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources said that the exact date of the construction of a second nuclear power plant will be known in the next two months.
The second nuclear power plant in Turkey will be built in Sinop province on the Black Sea coast.
The agreement on constructing the plant in Sinop was signed between Turkey and Japan in 2013. It is planned to complete the project's implementation by 2023.
Currently, Turkey is building the first Akkuyu nuclear power plant together with Russia.
The intergovernmental agreement between Russia and Turkey on cooperation in the fields of construction and operation of the country's first Akkuyu nuclear power plant near the city of Mersin in southern Turkey was signed in 2010.
The plant's construction is expected to be completed in 2020.