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Westinghouse and China, Turkey partners negotiating to develop 4-unit nuclear power plant in Turkey

Westinghouse Electric Company; China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC); and Electricity Generation Company (EÜAŞ), the largest electric power company in Turkey have agreed to enter into exclusive negotiation to develop and construct a four-unit nuclear power plant site in the Republic of Turkey based on Westinghouse AP1000 reactor technology.

The project also covers all life cycle activities including operations, nuclear fuel, maintenance, engineering, plant services and decommissioning.

Eight AP1000 units are currently under construction worldwide: two each at the Vogtle and VC Summer sites in the US 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.

Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation, is the world’s pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pennsylvania. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants.

State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) is the general contractor of the first four AP1000 units in the world being built in China. Electricity Generation Company (EÜAS) is a state-owned company.



This may be one of the best way to reduce the cost of future NPPs.

1. Use well known Western technology and multiple unit site.
2. Select a capable Chinese Organisation and workers to construct total site.
3. Restrict the use of local contractors and workers.
4. Use local armed forces to ensure security.


Given how seismically active Turkey is, this could be a disaster.

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