Russia to build power plants in Turkey and a metallurgical plant. Trade turnover between the countries could reach $ 100 billion over 5 years. The Turkish market is attractive for domestic firms, and Turkey – an excellent staging post on the Middle East, but also risks, especially in a crisis, can not be avoided, experts state.
Russian metallurgists and energy are going to permanently settle in Turkey. Russian Machine Building Concern OAO Power Machines “is working out the issues of participation in projects of construction of four power plants in Turkey: TPP” Afshin-Elbistan (four blocks of 300 MW), TPP Orhaneli “(one block of 200 MW), HPP Pembelik” ( two blocks of 54 MW) and HPP “Derek” (three blocks of 35 MW), according to the materials for the visit of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to Turkey. Details of the project in the company did not disclose: the project will be launched only after consultation with the other major party of the Turkish market – the company Atomstroyexport. Russia’s OAO VO Technostroyexport builds Turkish Hydroelectric Deriner “and plans to participate in projects for construction of HPP” Bayram “and” Smoked “.
“The Turkish market – one of the most attractive markets in the region. Turkey experienced a crisis much better than its neighbors of the EU, such as Greece, – said Konstantin Gulyaev of IFD Kapital. Furthermore, Turkey may itself after some time to enter the EU. The expert also recalled that Turkey – a participant of the project “Blue Stream”, and another topic of the talks the Russian and Turkish leaders began the construction of South Stream.
Do not lag behind the power engineering and metallurgy. NLMK Vladimir Lisin studying the opportunity of building a full cycle of the plant in the city of Zonguldak (Turkey), said the materials for the visit of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Istanbul. Among the other Russian-Turkish projects in the field of metallurgy the continued construction of the metallurgical complex in Turkey “MMK-Atakash. The project is part of an agreement between the Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Combine (MMK) and a group of companies Atakas (the largest importer of coal in Turkey). Intention “Magnitogorsk”. The project is designed for an annual production of 2.3 million tonnes of hot-rolled sheet, 750,000 tons of cold rolled sheet, 900,000 tons of galvanized coils, 400,000 tons of coated sheet. Its price – about $ 1.7 billion, and complete it in 2013.
“Striving Russian metallurgists to develop Turkish projects due to the fact that Turkey has a large part of exports of steel and scrap metal.
In the total industrial production in Turkey has the highest weight of manufacturing industry (84%, including the construction). In addition, the Turkish factories Russia will be able to expand exports to the promising market of the Middle East, says Nicholas Sosnowski of UralSib. One of the projects in the Middle East, declared the Russian industry in recent years – building a new plant in the UAE Metalloinvest. Investment in the project could reach $ 320 million
, however, cooperation with the Turks are not always immediately come to the finale. Thus, the question of participation of Russian companies Atomstroiexport and JSC “INTER RAO UES and the Turkish Park Teknik company in the construction of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant hanging in the air after the sides failed to agree on a price. According to recent data, the construction of nuclear power plant could cost the Turks in the $ 20 billion proposal by the Russian consortium includes the construction of four reactors (VVER) with a capacity of 1.2 GW by the Russian project NPP-2006 with a term of entry in 2016-2019, respectively.
All in all, Russia and Turkey are going for 5 years to increase bilateral trade by more than 4 times – up to $ 100 billion a year. In 2009, trade turnover between the two countries because of the global economic crisis was $ 23 billion