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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Turkey now one step closer to its first - ever nuclear power plant

The process has started for the establishment of nuclear power plants in Turkey, with bylaws establishing the rules and conditions governing competitors in plant construction, facility operation and the sale of energy generated published in the Official Gazette yesterday.

The regulations were drafted by officials from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources in accordance with the opinions of the Council of State.

The regulations noted that a tender will be held in three months' time to select a company for the construction of a nuclear power plant with a capacity of 4,000 megawatts (MW) -- with a standard deviation of +/-25 percent being acceptable -- by Dec. 31, 2020. According to the regulations, any company that seeks to participate in the tender to construct a nuclear power plant in Turkey will have to be experienced in the field or establish partnerships with domestic or foreign companies that already have experience in nuclear energy.

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(Source: Today's Zaman)

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