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Russia signed an agreement on building a power plant with four nuclear reactors on Turkey’s southern coast at a cost of about $20 billion after more than a year of negotiations. Construction of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant will take seven years, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Mexico may build up to 10 new nuclear power stations by 2028 under one scenario being evaluated by the state electricity monopoly.
Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, currently has four scenarios for new power generation capacity from 2019- 28 that range from a heavy reliance on coal-fired power plants to meet growing demand to a low-carbon scenario that calls for big investments in nuclear and wind power, said Eugenio Laris, who is in charge of investment projects at the company.
China will spend more than 1 trillion yuan (US$146 billion) to build additional nuclear power reactors by 2020.
South Korea aims to add about 18 reactors by 2030. It is building 6 nuclear power reactors with combined capacity of 6,800 MW, and preparing to construct two reactors with a combined 2,800 MW — all to be ready by 2016. South Korea currently has 20 nuclear reactors which generate 36 percent, or 142.9 billion KW/hour of total South Korea power generation of 403.1 billion KW/hour.
By 2022, it plans to add 4 more with a total capacity of 5,600 MW, and another 6 by 2030. By 2030, South Korea predicts total power generation facilities of 105,195 MW, with nuclear accounting for 41 percent, or 42,716 mega watts. Nuclear power generation will account for 59 percent, or 333.6 billion KW/hour of total power generation of 565.2 billion KW/hr by 2030.
The 18 new reactors is more than the planned and proposed list of 12 reactors for South Korea according the World Nuclear Association.
The updated table of World Nuclear Power Reactors projected to be built and operating by 2030 by the World Nuclear Association.
The WNA Nuclear century long term outlook with high/low nuclear power generation for 2030, 2060 and 2100
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