Nuclear Power projects in Turkey and Human Resource Development Activities


ÇOLAK Ü., ŞENTÜRK LÜLE S.

International Conference on Nuclear Human Resources Development in Asia and the Pacific, Malaysia, 28 - 30 October 2014

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

        The economical developments and recent growth rates in Turkey are resulted in a energy production and planning which foresees to double the electricity production capacity within the next ten years. Nuclear power is expected to be an important contributor to realize this ambitious expansion. Necessary steps have been taken to realize two new build nuclear power plants within the desired time frame. Upon the completion of these power plants by 2024, about 8% of the electricity in the country will be produced by eight rectors with a total of about 4600 MWe installed capacity. Meanwhile, supporting activities to the National Nuclear Program are also underway. Human resource development is an essential part of these activities. In order to avoids any shortcomings and timely preparation of necessary human resources in this area, domestic and international activities and collaborations have been underway.

        In this presentation, some information about current status, future forecasting, and prospective nuclear power plant projects in Turkey will be introduced. Historical developments and existing infrastructure in nuclear fieldwill be presented. Current national and international activities and joint efforts will also be presented. Finally, importance of international nuclear networks and their possible contribution on the national infrastructure development will be discussed.