Vinci, Suez potential bidders for Turkish nuclear license

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vinci SA of France, Brussels-based Suez-Tractebel SA and China Guandong Nuclear Power Group Co. are among the international companies to express interest in building Turkey's first nuclear-power station.

Representatives from the companies, which all applied for documents in the Turkish government tender, will meet with Energy Minister Hilmi Guler in the capital Ankara on Monday, the ministry's spokesman was quoted as saying by news agencies.

AECL Inc., Japan's Itochu Corporation and ZAO Atomstroyexport of Russia have also received the tender documents and are attending the meeting today, Akif Sam, the spokesman, also said.

Turkish companies Haci Omer Sabanci Holding AS, Alarko Holding AS and a venture including Hema Enerji AS are also potential bidders, he said. Another venture led by Dogan Sirketler Grubu Holding AS of Turkey that includes Canada's Bruce Power LP is also in attendance, he added.

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