Agency: Russia ready to build second and third NPP in Turkey
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 17/ Trend, R.Hafizoglu/
Russia is ready for construction of the third and fourth nuclear power plant in Turkey, the deputy director of the first Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey Rauf Gasimov said, Anadolu agency reported on Thursday.
According to him, Turkey receives revenue from the construction of nuclear power plants and Russia takes it positively.
He also added that for more than three years Turkish specialists are trained in Russia in the field of use of nuclear energy.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian Atomstroyexport Company, engaged in the design and construction of the first Akkuyu nuclear power plant in the Turkish province of Mersin, is looking for partners among Turkish companies for the construction of the nuclear power plant.
According to the report, Atomstroyexport is ready to transfer a 49 per cent stake in the project to Turkish companies. In particular, work on the plant's infrastructure may be transferred to companies in Turkey.
It is expected that construction of the project will begin in two years. Currently, work is underway to determine the environmental impact of NPP.
The first part of the plant will be put into operation in 2019 and in the same year, the station will generate electricity.
Previously, CEO of Akkuyu NGS A.Ş., Alexander Superfin reported that construction of the nuclear power plant would cost $20 billion. More than $1 billion have already been invested in the project and over the years the investment will be increased to $3 billion, he said.
The first Akkuyu nuclear power plant will be built in accordance with the Russian project providing for the construction of four VVER-1200 type power units. The agreement on the construction of the station was signed in May 2010.
The capacity of each unit will be 1200 megawatts. It is assumed that these are to be built in sequence at intervals over a year.