PM: Turkey might build third NPP independently
Azerbaijan, Baku, 10 May / Trend A.Tagiyeva /
Turkey will be able to build its third nuclear power plant by itself, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Friday.
"Turkey is now able to invest about $35-40 billion in the construction of an airport. This means we will be able to build the third nuclear power plant in the country completely on our own," Erdogan said.
According to the Prime Minister, for the construction of the third nuclear power plant Turkey is preparing domestic personnel and sending them to study abroad.
Erdogan also noted Turkey provides the highest level of security during the construction of nuclear power plants, but no one is ever secure from accidents.
The first nuclear power plant Akkuyu, in Turkey, will be built by a Russian project that includes the construction of four VVER-1200 power units. The agreement on the construction of the station was signed in May 2010.
The capacity of each unit will be 1,200 MW, the total capacity - 4800 MW. It is assumed that the units will be commissioned in sequence at intervals of one year.
In addition, on May 4 Turkey and Japan signed an agreement to the amount of $22 billion to build a second nuclear power plant in the Sinop area of Turkey.