Westinghouse Electric Company, China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Electricity Generation Company (EÜAŞ), the largest electric power company in Turkey, have announced an agreement to enter into exclusive negotiation to develop and construct a four-unit nuclear power plant site in the Republic of Turkey based on AP1000® reactor technology.
The project also covers all life cycle activities including operations, nuclear fuel, maintenance, engineering, plant services and decommissioning.
“We are excited to expand into the Republic of Turkey and provide our cutting-edge technology and innovative passive safety systems,” said Danny Roderick, Westinghouse president and CEO. “We are confident that our partnering relationship with SNPTC and the leadership they have demonstrated in China will provide the greatest value to the customers in the Republic of Turkey.”
Eight AP1000 units are currently under construction worldwide: two each at the Vogtle and V.C. Summer sites in the U.S. and the Sanmen and Haiyang sites in China. In addition, shareholder agreements have been signed in the past few months for the development of AP1000 plants at the Moorside site in the United Kingdom and the Kozloduy site in Bulgaria.