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Akkuyu construction formally starts

New Nuclear

12 December 2017

Akkuyu construction launch - 48Turkey has formally launched construction of its first nuclear power plant with the pouring of concrete for the sub-base foundation of the nuclear island. A ceremony held at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant site to mark the launch on 10 December, followed the issuance of a limited construction permit.

Limited construction permit issued for Turkish plant

New Nuclear

20 October 2017

Construction of non-nuclear facilities at the site of the planned Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey can begin after the granting of a limited construction permit. A licence permitting full construction to start is expected to be issued in the first half of 2018.

IAEA completes external hazards review for Turkey

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2017

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design mission to Turkey, which plans to build its first nuclear power plant at Akkuyu in Mersin Province. The first of four 1200 MWe Russian VVER units is scheduled to receive its operational licence in 2023.

Atomenergomash, General Electric JV signs Akkuyu contract


29 November 2017

GE Steam Power Systems has announced the signing of a contract to deliver the main equipment of the conventional island for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Büyükeceli, Turkey. The contract has been awarded to AAEM Turbine technology LLC, the Saint Petersburg, Russia-headquartered joint venture between Atomenergomash JSC and General Electric.

World Nuclear Association welcomes Akkuyu construction

New Nuclear

26 September 2017

The World Nuclear Association has welcomed the start of general construction work at the site of the planned Akkuyu nuclear power plant, following confirmation by Alexey Likhachov, director-general of the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom. Speaking to journalists last week at the 61st regular session of the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna, Likhachov said work on Turkey's first nuclear power plant project was underway, including the hydraulic facilities, the Daily Sabah reported.

Turkish consortium to buy into Akkuyu project


20 June 2017

Rosatom-Turkish consortium - June 2017 - 48A consortium of Turkish companies yesterday signed an agreement with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on the main conditions for acquiring a 49% stake in JSC Akkuyu Nuclear, the company that will build and operate Turkey's first nuclear power plant.