Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Turkey to finalise nuke plant deal

Turkey is close to deciding who will win a $22 billion-deal to build its second nuclear power station, its energy minister said yesterday.
“We are set to finalise this weekend the second nuclear power plant,” Taner Yildiz was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency.
The Turkish energy minister reiterated that Japan and China were “leading the race,” without giving any clues about the likely winner.
A consortium of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and France’s Areva are believed to be the best placed to win the Turkish contract to build pressurised water reactors in Sinop, on the Black Sea coast.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is to visit Turkey on Friday as part of a regional tour, would sign the deal with Turkish counterparat Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Japanese media reported last week.