Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant construction begins in Turkey
On December 10, 2017, the construction start ceremony took place at the Akkuyu NPP site under a limited construction licence issued by the Turkish Atomic Energy Agency (TAEK). Director General of the ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev, and First Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Turkish Republic, Fatih Donmez, took part in the ceremony.
The project provides the construction of four power units with Russian WWER-1200 reactor plants of the 3+ Generation. The capacity of each NPP unit will be 1200 MW. The cost of the object is about 20 billion dollars.
The intergovernmental agreement for NPP construction between the Russian Federation and the Turkish Republic was signed in May 2010. General customer and investor of the project — Akkuyu Nuclear JSC.
Turkey is interested in the power unit to be built to the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic — in 2023. The foundation for the «Akkuyu» NPP power units is planned in 2018.
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