Akkuyu Nuclear limited work permit

Akkuyu Nuclear limited work permit

Turkey will be the first nuclear power plant and a $ 20 billion investment cost is projected for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, while the construction license is expected to be obtained in the first half of 2018.


“Akkuyu Nuclear AŞ has received a limited working permit from the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK), the first stage of construction licenses,” a statement made by Akkuyu Nuclear Inc., a company based in Russia, a Russian public company Rosatom, said.


The intergovernmental agreement on Akkuyu was signed between Russia and Turkey in 2010. The plant was originally planned to be launched in 2020 but could not be operated as planned due to technical problems and problems between the two countries.


In other words, the first unit of the plant is expected to be inaugurated seven years after the start of construction.


This permit envisages the construction and installation of all remaining parts of the nuclear power plant, except for the buildings and structures that are important for the safety of the nuclear power plant.


“We want to start building all the buildings and structures of the nuclear power plant as soon as possible, and within this process, it is one of our most important tasks to comply with all national and international safety standards,” he said.


Construction license to be taken next year


It is stated that the construction license is planned to be taken in the first half of 2018.


The plant will consist of four units each with an installed capacity of 1,200 megawatts (MW) and will generate about 35 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, which will meet 16 percent of Turkey’s current electricity consumption.


Turkey, which focuses on domestic and renewable energy sources, also wants to take over nuclear power plants within the scope of diversifying energy resources.


In this context, Turkey also signed an agreement with Japan to build a nuclear power plant in Sinop.

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.