Yildiz talks on nuclear power plants to be built in Turkey
Taner Yildiz gives information about the inter-governmental agreement signed between Turkey and Japan, ahead of the start of European Energy Summit in Istanbul.
Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said on Wednesday that they would determine the place of the third nuclear power plant to be built in Turkey after a 19 month of works with Japan.
Yildiz gave information about the inter-governmental agreement signed betwen Turkey and Japan in May, ahead of the start of European Energy Summit in Istanbul.
"A 18-month work through the place of the third nuclear power plant will be conducted. We talked on how we could increase the security of technical issues. We will complete our mutual meetings by going to Tokyo in near future," Yildiz told press members.
He talked about details of the planned power plant saying, "We plan to build a structure, which will stand against a magnitude-9 earthquake and leaves lesser waste and was approved by French and Canadian nuclear officials."
The Turkish minister did not set a time on when the other power plant in Sinop will be built. "It is early [to give a time] for that. Seismics are being reviewed by some companies related to the projects," he added.
He also stated that no construction work for the power plant to be built in Akkuyu, southern Mersin province, had started.
The Turkish government and a consortium of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and France’s Areva, SA had signed an accord under which Japan will export its nuclear power plant technology by constructing four reactors.
Attending the gala dinner of the summit, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis mentioned about Turkey's capacity on the field of energy.
"We are conducting some talks and chapters on energy with the European Union. One of the chapters is energy. 75 percent of Europe's energy need is on our south or east. A country, which wants to distribute energy, needs Turkey's help," Bagis said.(AA)