Turkish parliament accepts int’l agreement for 2nd nuclear power plant
ANKARA - Reuters
AP PhotoParliament’s General Assembly accepted in the early hours of April 1 an international agreement between Turkey and Japan for the construction of Turkey’s second planned nuclear plant.
With the approval, the legal framework for the construction of the plant has been laid.
Turkey’s second planned nuclear plant was awarded to a Japanese-French consortium in May 2013, to be constructed in the northern province of Sinop.
Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHE) and Itochu Corporation, with France’s GDF Suez, will build the 4,800 MW plant at an estimated cost of $22 billion. The plant will be operative with ATMEA1 reactors developed by MHE and the French company of Areva.
Turkey’s first nuclear power plant will be built by the Russian Rosatom in the southern province of Mersin.