atw 2018-05v6


atw Vol. 63 (2018) | Issue 5 ı May


Presidents of Russia and

Turkey Vladimir Putin and

Recep Tayyip Erdogan kicked

off large-scale construction of

Akkuyu NPP

(rosatom) On the 3rd of April 2018 in

Gülnar Municipality (Mersin Province,

Turkey) the function of first concrete

was held at the construction site of

Akkuyu NPP. It marked the start of

large-scale work to build the first

Turkish nuclear power plant being

constructed by ROSATOM.

President of the Russian Federation

Vladimir Putin and President of

the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip

Erdoğan took part in the function by

video conference.

Addressing the gathering, Putin

said: “The first unit of Akkuyu NPP

must be put on line in 2023. Owing to

Akkuyu project, new up-to-date wellpaid

jobs will be created and new

cutting­ edge productions and technologies

will develop in Russia and Turkey.

Frontline engineering solutions and

economically effective and sound technologies

will be used in construction.

Highest safety standards and most

stringent environmental requirement

will be met. I am sure that in 2023 entire

Turkey will feel the feedback of the

energy to be generated by this plant,

this high-technology facility.”

On his part, President of Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that in

2023 by the start of NPP Turkey celebrates

the declaration of the republic.

“Commissioning of Akkuyu NPP in

2023 will make Turkey a member of

the family of nuclear power countries.

We will meet 10% of our demand in

electricity owing to Akkuyu,” he said.

After welcome addresses, leaders

of the two countries gave the permit to

start construction and this was the

start of the first concrete pouring to

the basemat of Unit 1 reactor building.

The function was witnessed by

500 people who included local folks,

workers, schoolchildren, local authorities,

representatives of related

ministries and agencies, journalists,

business partners, and representatives

of ROSATOM’s companies participating

in the projects. Turkish young

graduates of related Russian universities

who had received high education

certificates less than a month ago and

would work soon in the project company

also took part in the function.

Commenting on the event, Director

General of ROSATOM Alexei Likhachev

stressed: “ROSATOM will build in

Turkey an up-to-date and reliable

nuclear power plant of new Generation

III+ with four powerful units

VVER-1200 which meets all international

safety requirements. In Russia

we are building these new generation

units in series: Novovoronezh Unit 6

was commissioned in the commercial

operation and in February we put on

line Leningrad Phase II’s Unit 1. Successful

operation of these units confirms

reliability of our technologies.”

Likhachev noted that Akkuyu NPP

was a large investment project of the

Russian-Turkish cooperation. “And it

is important to underline that the project

is implemented according to the

plan and in effective cooperation with

the Turkish partners,” he added.

The day before the project company

JSC Akkuyu Nuclear had obtained an

Akkuyu construction license from the

Turkish Atomic Energy Authority

(TAEK). Late March, the permit for

construction of Unit 1’s reactor building

was obtained from Gülnar local


Earlier, JSC Akkuyu Nuclear

received the full-fledged status of a

strategic investor. The renewed certificate

of a strategic investment was

issued to the Project Company by a

request filed to the Ministry of Economy

of Turkey by the company. The certificate,

in particular, provides for reduction

or relief from taxes (including the

profit tax and VAT) and relief from

paying customs charges and duties.

For information:

The Akkuyu NPP construction project is

the largest project in the history of the

Russian-Turkish relations. The plant

will consist of four VVER-1200 units

(Generation III+ reactors) with 4.8 GW

total capacity. This is a modernized

series­ made design of a nuclear power

plant based on Novovoronezh Phase II

(Russia, Voronezh Region). The project

model is BOO (build-own-operate).

The General Customer and Investor

of the Project is JSC Akkuyu


ŞİRKETİ, the company specially

founded to manage the project; the

Architect General is JSC Atomenergoproekt;

the General Construction

Constructor is JSC Atomstroyexport

(both companies are part of

ROSATOM’s Engineering Division); the

Project Developer is JSC Rusatom

Energy International. The Technical

Customer is Rosenergoatom Concern

JSC; the Scientific Supervisor is FSA

NRC Kurchatov Institute; the licensing

consultant is InterRAO-WorleyParsons.

The designed period of Akkuyu NPP is

60 years with a possibility to prolong it

20 years more.

| | First concrete pouring ceremony at the Akkuyu NPP (03.04.2018, Turkey)

Akkuyu NPP meets all up-to-date

requirements of the world nuclear

community written down in the safety

standards of the International Atomic

Energy Agency (IAEA) and International

Nuclear Safety Advisory Group

and EUR Requirements. The power

unit includes a reactor plant and

turbine; it will be fitted with the

cutting-edge active and passive safety

systems to meet all potential scenarios

and their combinations. All works to

implement Akkuyu NPP project are

carried out in close cooperation with

the Turkish Ministry of Energy and

Natural Resources and the independent

regulator TAEK.

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