Nine local companies place bid for $1 billion hydraulic systems of Akkuyu nuke plant
DHA PhotoA total of nine Turkish companies have placed offers for the construction of $1 billion off-shore hydraulic structures of Turkey’s first nuclear plant, which is being built in the southern coastal province of Mersin.
Russian company Rosatom is building the four-reactor Akkuyu plant, which will have a 4,800 megawatt (MW) power capacity, for an estimated total of $20 billion.
Akkuyu NGS, the company established by Rosatom to operate the plant, announced that it received nine bids for the design and “turn-key construction of the off-shore hydraulic structures of Akkuyu.”
According to a statement released on the company’s website, the companies and consortia racing for the project comprise some of Turkey’s largest construction companies, including three of five builders of Istanbul’s third airport.
In addition to Limak, Cengiz and Kolin, which are the members of consortium that won the tender to build Istanbul's third airport in May 2013, Doğuş, IC İçtaş, Özaltın, Tekfen, Nurol and the joint venture of STFA, Makyol and Rönesans, have placed offers for the project, which is estimated to cost around $1 billion.
The tender covers all marine and hydraulic related structures in the nuclear plant project, including the port construction and cooling systems.
The company said the procurement commission of Akkuyu NGS had started to review the bids of the participants from Jan. 16 and the winning selection will be finalized as of Feb. 15.