The first Akkuyu NPP unit to be constructed to the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic
The foundation for the «Akkuyu» NPP’s power units may be laid already this year, Fatih Donmez, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey stated. Earlier, it was planned to be done in March 2018.
According to TASS, Turkish partners expect that the country’s first nuclear power plant will function before 2023.
«The first block should be put into operation within seven years from the moment of reception of the sanction to the beginning of building. Turkey is interested in the power unit to be built to the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic — in 2023»,— Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of Russia, said.
The project cost is estimated at 20 billion dollars. Now the issue of speeding up the procedure for obtaining the necessary permits is being resolved.
Russia and Turkey agreed to jointly build «Akkuyu» in 2010. The agreement provides for the four power units with WWER-1200 reactors with a total capacity of 4800 MW construction on the southern coast of Turkey. «Akkuyu» NPP will annually generate 35 billion kW/h.
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