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S. Korea eyes nuclear plant deal from Turkey: officials

All Headlines 10:07 December 28, 2009

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is planning to bid for a major Turkish nuclear power plant construction project following its landmark nuclear technology export deal signed with the United Arab Emirates, officials at Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday.

The Turkish government is reportedly pushing to build four nuclear plants, each costing some $5 billion, along the coast of the Black Sea and the bids are expected to be called in the first half of next year.

"South Korea's competitiveness in the field of nuclear power is becoming highly recognized in the Middle East," a ministry official said, asking to remain anonymous.

South Korea was Sunday awarded a nuclear power plant project in the UAE, estimated to be worth some US$40 billion, becoming just the sixth nation in the world to export nuclear power plants.

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