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ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency

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Canadian nuclear power station developer Candu has invited Turkish investors to directly partner with it in a bid to build Turkey’s third nuclear facility.

“Following the feasibility work, we can start operating the nuclear plant six years after the final signings,” Candu Vice President Ala Alizadeh told Anatolia news agency in an interview published yesterday.

Turkey is developing its first nuclear plant in the southern province of Mersin with Russia’s Rasatom.

South Korean, Chinese and Japanese firms have already demonstrated serious interest in Turkey’s bid to build a second nuclear facility in the Black Sea region of Sinop.

In April Candu signed a memorandum to start the feasibility study, Alizadeh said, adding that while these efforts are ongoing his company is also working on creating opportunities for Turkish companies to take part in the project.

August/03/2012

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