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Developing nations are shaping the future of the nuclear power industry in order to sustain strong growth and provide cleaner & more reliable energy. Nuclear projects in Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Turkey, the host of the 2015 forum, are solid indicators of the development of the nuclear power industry.
Lnoppen’s 4th Annual Nuclear Energy Development Summit will feature the most prominent industry leaders and government officials from across the region providing informative and inspiring discussions to discover new strategies and technologies that can assist in building a state-of-the-art nuclear energy infrastructure, to strengthen the nuclear energy development through international cooperation, to share the know how to improve and enhance safety culture and to learn from the global operating experience.
Government and company officials yesterday launched construction of the Turkey’s first nuclear power plant. The Russian-designed Akkuyu plant in Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast, is the first of three nuclear power plants the country plans to build to help boost its economy and reduce its dependence on fossil fuel imports. [read more]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has approved parliament’s ratification of an intergovernmental agreement with Japan to build a nuclear power plant at Sinop, according to a statement on his website yesterday. [read more]
Media in Jordan have reported that the country’s government will soon sign a deal with Russia’s state-owned nuclear power giant Rosatom that stresses the commitment to build two nuclear reactors at a cost of $10 billion. Jordan’s Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Khaled Toukan revealed that the deal for the reactors with total capacity of 2,000 megawatts will be signed by the end of March, Albawaba reported. He also said it would be sent to Jordan’s Lower House for approval after it is signed. [read more]
Bulgaria’s Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said Thursday that the state’s new central-right government had extended an offer to Toshiba Corporation’s Westinghouse Electric Company to purchase 49 percent of the seventh reactor for the Kozlodui nuclear power plant. The deals already signed call for Westinghouse to own 30 percent of the new AP-1000 reactor build, but to give up that share once construction is completed. At a conference in Sofia on Thursday, Petkova said the new offer is for Westinghouse to finance 49 percent of the construction costs and to maintain a 49 percent stake after the reactor goes on line. [read more]
GDF Suez said that financially-troubled French nuclear plant builder Areva has given it assurances that it would honor a commitment signed in May 2013 to deliver four nuclear reactors in Turkey. [read more]
The presidents of Russia and Egypt have announced after talks in Cairo, that the two countries are to build Egypt’s first nuclear power plant together, as well as boosting natural gas trade among other deals. Vladimir Putin and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi made the announcement on Tuesday at a joint news conference in the Egyptian capital, where they signed an agreement on the plant’s construction. “If final decisions are made, it will mean not just building a nuclear power plant, it means the creation of the entire new atomic industry in Egypt,” said Putin. [read more]