Turkey’s second nuclear power plant, slated to be built in the northern province of Sinop, will cost around $25 billion, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yıldız said at a press event Feb. 12.
“The second nuclear power plant will require an investment worth between $22 billion and $25 billion,” he said during the Turkish National Committee of World Energy Council conference.
Turkey needs to diversify its energy resources with sources such as nuclear power. Several countries have asked to build the nuclear power plant, which will possess four units, he said. Yıldız underlined that they had received new offers from countries and companies as the competition heats up.
The country generated 4,100 more megawatts of power last year, bringing the total to 58,000 megawatts, he said.
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