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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:30

Construction of Akkuyu NPP launched

The Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant with four power units will be built in Mersin Province on the Mediterranean under a Russian-Turkish agreement signed in May 2010.
“Currently, the project is fully financed by Russia. We are facing the ambitious goal of launching the first power unit in 2023, the year of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey. The opening of the plant will serve the development of the Turkish economy, its research and production potential, and will provide Turkish consumers with inexpensive and ‘clean’ electricity. According to expert estimates, this nuclear power plant will account for about 10 percent of Turkey's overall power generation, as was already mentioned. More than 350 Turkish companies have already applied for inclusion in the list of potential suppliers”, RF President Vladimir Putin said at the commissioning ceremony of Akkuyu NPP in Turkey, Caspian Energy News ( with reference to the press service of the President of the Russian Federation.
“The Turkish economy has been growing by 5.8 percent on average from 2003 to 2017. In 2017, our economy grew by 7.4 percent. By 2023, when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our country as a republic, we have set ourselves the task of becoming one of the top 10 largest economies in the world. Currently, 31 countries are generating electricity at 450 nuclear power plants. Also, 55 nuclear power plants are being built in 16 countries around the world. We can say that the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, the purpose of today’s groundbreaking, is the 56th plant. In 2023, we will commission the first reactor at this plant, and Turkey will thus join the countries that use atomic energy”, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

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