May 12th, The governments of Turkey and Russian Federation signed an agreement to cooperate for constructing and operating a nuclear power plant. The groundbreaking ceremony of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), will be held in the southern province of. There has been talk of building a nuclear power plant on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast since the s. Now a Russian-backed project to do.

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Critics are concerned with Turkey’s growing energy dependence on Russia. The accident released times as much radioactive cesium as the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan today attended via videolink from Ankara a ceremony to mark the pouring of first safety-related concrete for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

The operators themselves are responsible for the similarly costly process of dismantling the plants, which will take decades to complete. Erdogan, Putin meet amid strain in Turkish-Russian ties. The project will cost more than 10 billion euros – three times the original budget.

Planh close to the plant – in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia – were heavily contaminated.


But affected regions have successfully pushed back those plans. The management and operation of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant project are being carried out in accordance with the unique Build-Own-Operate scheme.

Due to security issues, that’s been pushed back to at the earliest.

No country should proceed with building a nuclear power plant, says atomic expert Sarman Gencay, without being fully briefed on atomic technology. Moreover, Turkish students were educated in Russia to work at the plant. You can find more information in our data protection declaration. Before the Japanese llant, the country relied on nuclear for 30 percent of its power. And today we can say that the Akkuyu power station, the foundation of which we are laying today, is the 56th,” he said.


It was turning point for the anti-nuclear movement.

Akkuyu: Turkey’s first nuclear reactor site

We use cookies to provide the best experience for you. DW News presents the most important news — in brief, quickly and up-to-date. In the first phase of construction, two units are planned with a capacity of 2, megawatts.

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Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant

Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn’t killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The plant has an operational date set for the first reactor by while the plant is expected to be plantt and running at full capacity by According to intergovernmental cooperation agreement, the commissioning of the first power unit should take place no later than 7 years after the issuance of all construction permits by the Republic of Turkey.

An intergovernmental agreement for Akkuyu was signed between Russia and Turkey in The worst nuclear disaster of all time, the explosion at Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine released massive amounts of radiation into the atmosphere.

The Akkuyu NPP will produce 35 billion kW of electricity at full capacity, which will cover more than 10 percent of Turkey’s electricity needs, or equivalent to the electricity demand of Istanbul. The Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant is the world’s first nuclear power plant project implemented on this co-investment model, maintaining that project company Akkuyu Nuclear JSC is not only responsible for safety during the construction and operation of the nuclear power plant, but is also invested first-hand in the economic efficiency of the future station as its owner and the operating organisation.


As the country strives to become one of the ten richest countries in the world, energy supplies will be “crucial” and the new nuclear power plant “of great importance”, he added.

World Akkuyu nuclear plant: Does nuclear power have a future? More than people attended the ceremony to launch construction Image: Germany Germany’s New Years Eve fireworks ruining air quality Retrieved 2 October The safe and efficient operation of these units underscores the reliability of our technologies. We use cookies to improve our service for you. Retrieved 18 January The same happened after Fukushima.

The total cost of the project is estimated at USD 20 billion. Retrieved 13 December Views Read Edit View history. In Japan, the United States and France, nuclear power plants run at a loss, and construction projects for new reactors have been postponed. Change it here DW. The site parameters report is prepared in English and includes the results of detailed site investigations performed at the NPP site and the precise values of the project parameters.

This would be the official start of the Akkuyu plant’s construction, it said. In particular, it provides for tax reductions and exemptions including from income tax and value added taxas well as custom duties exemption.

Bangladesh ruling party secures landslide poll win. August 10 th Each of the four units is intended to generate 1, megawatts of akuyu.