One of pretender countries to leave tender on construction of second nuclear power station in Turkey

Oil&Gas Materials 20 September 2012 19:42 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 20 /Trend A.Tagiyeva/

One of 4 pretenders to the construction of second nuclear power station in Turkish province of Sinop, which has to be excluded from the list of tender-participants , will be determined until the end of the year, - Turkish Minister on Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz reported to Hurriyet newspaper on Thursday.

In his words, the choice will be made among Kanada, China, South Korea and Japan.

Previously, Yildiz reported, that Turkish NPS will start developing electric energy by 2019. Turkey is planning on construction of one more nuclear station by 2023.

First NPS Akkuyu will be constructed according to Russian project, including construction of 4 energy blocks with reactors of WWER-1200 type. The agreement on station construction was signed in May of 2010.

Capacity of each block amounts to 1200 megawatt, the common capacity amounts to 4800 megawatt. It's supposed that the blocks will be launched sequentially at intervals of one year.