The Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources announced on Tuesday the issuance of a license for the construction of the third power unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, the project of which is handled by Akkuyu Nuclear (part of Rosatom).
«A license has been issued for the construction of the third power unit of Akkuyu NPP. The first reactor will be commissioned in 2023 and our energy portfolio will be diversified by a new energy source. The energy of the Akkuyu NPP will illuminate all of Turkey, «the Turkish Ministry of Energy said in a statement.
The project to build the first Akkuyu NPP in Turkey is being implemented by Akkuyu Nuclear on the basis of an intergovernmental agreement signed between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey in May 2010. After the completion of the construction of the Akkuyu NPP with an installed capacity of 4800 MW, it will generate about 35 billion kWh per year.
Shareholders of Akkuyu Nuclear JSC are: Rusatom Overseas (74,915%), Atomstroyexport (2,267%), Inter RAO (0,820%), Concern Rosenergoatom (21,948%), Atomtekhenergo (0,025%) and Atomenergoremont (0,025%).