Turkey’s Minister of Energy, Taner Yildiz, announced that the country’s second nuclear power plant (NPP) project, worth $22 billion, is expected to receive approval by the parliament by June.
The project, which is located in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Sinop, will be built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and AREVA, according to an article from Balkans.
In 2013, Japan and Turkey entered into an agreement for the construction of the power plant.
Yildiz said in an interview that the country is conducting research on thermal power plants on Elbistan coal fields, which is currently responsible for 40 percent of the country’s lignite reserves. He added that generation facilities that can produce up to 7,000-MW are in the planning process and expects the investment to cost $10 billion.
Most recently, the two countries entered an agreement to establish a Turkish-Japanese Technical University in Turkey, the article said.
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