10:35 GMT +319 August 2017
Live
    Turkey's first nuclear power plant Akkuyu

    Turkey Grants 49-Year Electricity Generation License to Akkuyu NPP Contractor

    © Photo: AKKUYU NÜKLEER A.Ş.
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    0 29343

    EMRA has granted Akkuyu Nukleer AS, which builds Russia-designed nuclear power plant, a 49-year license for electricity generation.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) has granted Akkuyu Nukleer AS, which builds Russia-designed nuclear power plant, a 49-year license for electricity generation, local media reported Thursday.

    The license is valid from June 15, 2017, the Anadolu agency reported, citing EMRA.

    In 2010, Russia and Turkey signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in construction and operation of the first Turkish nuclear power plant on Akkuyu site in the Mersin province in southern Turkey.

    Akkuyu is the world's first nuclear power plant project implemented on BOO ("build-own-operate") basis. In accordance with this model, Russia will build, own and operate the plant.

    Akkuyu NPP project includes four power units with Russian VVER-1200 3+ generation reactors. The capacity of each power unit of the NPP will be 1,200 megawatts (MW). Russia's investments in the project will amount to $22 billion.

    The Turkish side expects the first unit of Akkuyu NPP to start generating electricity on October 29, 2023 on the centennial anniversary of Turkish Republic.

    Related:

    Putin: Russia to Invest $22Bln in Construction of Turkey's Akkuyu NPP
    Ankara Hopes Construction of Akkuyu NPP to Begin in 2017 - Energy Minister
    Rosatom Returned in 2016 to Active Work on Construction Akkuyu NPP in Turkey
    Tags:
    nuclear power plant, Akkuyu NPP, Turkey
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment