Turkey court paves way for nuclear energy

Turkey's Constitutional Court rejects a request by opposition parties to cancel a plan to build the country's first nuclear power plant.

Turkey court paves way for nuclear energy
The decision paves the way for a tender process in the coming days.

Turkey is expected to launch a tender for the nuclear power plant within nine days, delayed from the original date of Feb. 21.

The project is one of several ways in which the government plans to boost energy production to keep pace with rapidly growing demand against a background of strong economic growth.

The government has identified Sinop on the Black Sea as a possible site for a nuclear plant. As license work on that has not been completed, the site of Akkuyu at Mersin on the Mediterranean, which already has a license, could be chosen.

Turkey has conducted legal work on building three nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 5,000 megawatts.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Mart 2008, 16:14