Hurriyet Daily News
Russian Rosatom is reported to establish a partnership with France-based EDF and to give it a share in the nuclear plant to be built in Mersin-Akkuyu as well as others. “We own for the moment 100 percent of the 4.800 megawatts we are building in Turkey and we are ready to substantially cut (our holding),” Rosatom Deputy Chairman Nikolai Spasskyi according to the French daily Les Echos.
Rosatom appears to agree partnership deals with French power group EDF and is proposing it take stakes in nuclear power stations Rosatom is building in Kaliningrad and Turkey, Les Echos reported on Monday.
EDF and Russia’s state-owned nuclear company laid the basis for closer ties with an agreement in 2010 for co-operation in fields such as research and development and possible joint projects.
“EDF is one of the biggest world players in this sector and we are proposing interesting projects,” the paper quoted Rosatom Deputy Chairman Nikolai Spassky telling it on the margins of a meeting on nuclear energy hosted by the OECD. EDF declined comment.
Spassky said the Russian company was also interested in developing partnerships with French nuclear group Areva, which is one of the partners of the Japanese-French consortium which would build the second nucelar plant of Turkey, and was ready for “concrete industrial co-operation” with it as well as with EDF, the paper reported.