Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the start of construction of the third unit of the Akkuyu NPP, the heads of state launched the start of pouring concrete into the foundation of the third power unit.
“We attach great importance to this and agreed with the Turkish President to continue to provide the Akkuyu project with the necessary assistance and support,” Putin said.
He recalled that the construction of four power units is envisaged at the Akkuyu site.
In November 2020, the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources issued a license for the construction of the third unit of the Akkuyu NPP. The first reactor is scheduled to be commissioned in 2023.
On April 3, 2018, Russian and Turkish leaders Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan took part in the ceremony of the official start of construction of the Akkuyu NPP in Turkey.
Akkuyu NPP is a nuclear power plant under construction on the southern coast of Turkey. The Akkuyu NPP is being built according to a Russian project that includes the construction and commissioning of four power units with VVER-1200 reactors.
The intergovernmental agreement allows foreign investors to acquire a stake in the share capital of the company in the amount of not more than 49%. The Akkuyu nuclear power plant project in Turkey is the world’s first BOO (build-own-operate) nuclear power plant project. Russian contractors are committed to the design, construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of the plant.