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Friday, July 25, 2008

Sabanci in Talks for Turkish Nuclear Power Plant Tender

Turkish diversified group Sabanci Holding has announced that it is in negotiations with GE, Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Iberdrola regarding a tender to construct and operate Turkey's first nuclear power plant, according to Reuters.

The news source reported that the Turkish government has set September 24, 2008, as the tender deadline for bids to build the nuclear power plant with capacity of around 4,000MW at Akkuyu on the country's Mediterranean coast.

Turkey is planning to build at least three nuclear power plants in a bid to reduce its dependence on energy imports.

Other prospective bidders include Atomic Energy of Canada, Itochu, Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Suez-Tractebel, Atomstroyexport and Korean Electric Power, according to the Turkish energy ministry.

(Source: iStockAnalyst)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm looks like GE-Hitachi is going to win this order! If this does go ahead it will be interesting to see if they bring out the new ESBWR or use their successful ABWR reactor.