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17.04.2013

At the end of 2013 Rosatom will start active negotiations with potential investors of NPP in Turkey

 

By the end of 2013 "Rosatom" plans to start active negotiations with the potential investors of “Akkuyu” NPP in Turkey, a pool of Turkish companies has already announced about interest in 25% share in the project, - Rauf Kasumov Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Akkuyu NPP JSC told to "Interfax".

 

R. Kasumov specified that he means the pool of the companies concerned of the Turkish  Union of  Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. He added that interest in the project was demonstrated by different financial and industrial groups, but did not name them.

 

According to him, "until there is a design of NPP, until we submitted an environmental impact assessment report (EIA) to the Environment Ministry of Turkey", it is early to proceed to active negotiations.

 

R. Kasumov explained that the opinion on EIA and completion of the plant design are expected in the middle of the current year.

 

He also noted that the scope of works, Turkish construction companies can reckon on in construction of “Akkuyu” NPP as contractors, is assessed at about $7.5 billion.

 

Deputy Head of “Akkuyu” NPP JSC reminded that the plant construction cost is assessed at about $20 billion. Construction of the first unit is to begin in 2015, it is planned to put the units into operation in 2020-2023.

 

As it was told, “Akkuyu” NPP in Turkey is built under BOO scheme (build-own-operate), when the Russian party is the owner of foreign NPP. The shareholders of “Akkuyu” NPP JSC are:

 

- OJSC «Concern Rosenergoatom» - 92,85%
- CJSC «Atomstroyexport» - 3.47%
- OJSC «Atomenergoremont» -0.1%
- OJSC «Atomtechenergo» - 0.1%
- OJSC «INTER RAO UES» - 3.47%

 

To ensure return on the project the Turkish party guarantees purchase of a certain volume of electric power, generated at the plant, at a fixed price for 15 years after launch of power units.



Source: Power information services of INTERFAX