Rosatom CEO says Persian Gulf countries could join Akkuyu NPP construction

Companies from Persian Gulf countries have expressed interest in possible involvement in Russia’s construction of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, the first such plant in Turkey, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation CEO Alexei Likhachev said on the sidelines of the International Arctic Forum, as reported by Prime news agency.

When asked which potential investors could join the project, Likhachev replied that in addition to Russian companies such investors could include companies “from Persian Gulf countries”, among others. He did not elaborate on any particular companies.

Likhachev stressed that the decision to involve investors in the project will be resolved jointly with the Turkish government, but Rosatom expects that an investment agreement on the project will be signed by 2018.

“We expect to come up with an investment agreement next year”, Likhachev said, per Prime.

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