French-Japanese consortium to build Turkish nuclear plant

Turkey’s energy minister Taner Yildiz has confirmed that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and GDF Suez will jointly build the country’s new nuclear power plant at Sinop, on the Black Sea

The 5000 MW project is expected to cost an estimated $22bn and the deal will be signed tomorrow by Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who will be visiting Ankara, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz told reporters.
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The group has pledged to install an Atmea type nuclear plant, built by French nuclear engineering group Areva .

Yildiz said Turkey will also be a shareholder. “Turkey will have a stake in the nuclear power plant that will be constructed in Sinop,” he said, but did not say by how much.

The consortium will also carry out work to help determine a site for Turkey’s third planned nuclear power plant, Yildiz added.

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