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Basemat of Turkey's Akkuyu 1 completed

Basemat of Turkey's Akkuyu 1 completed

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced completion of the basemat for the nuclear island buildings of unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey. Meanwhile the European Parliament has voted to suspend EU accession negotiations with Turkey and has reportedly called for cancellation of the Akkuyu project.

New Nuclear 14 March 2019


Russia starts building Turkey's first nuclear power plant

Russia starts building Turkey's first nuclear power plant

Putin-Erdogan April 2018 - 48Russian 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. Putin arrived today for a two-day working visit to the Turkish capital.

New Nuclear 03 April 2018


Middle East nuclear power to quadruple in ten years

Middle East nuclear power to quadruple in ten years

Nuclear electricity generation capacity in the Middle East is expected to increase from 3.6 gigawatts this year to 14.1 GWe by 2028 thanks to new construction start-ups and recent agreements between Middle Eastern countries and nuclear vendors, the US Energy Information Administration said yesterday. The United Arab Emirates will lead near-term growth by installing 5.4 GWe of nuclear capacity by 2020, it said.

Nuclear Policies 06 March 2018


Akkuyu construction formally starts

Akkuyu construction formally starts

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.

New Nuclear 12 December 2017


Atomenergomash, General Electric JV signs Akkuyu contract

Atomenergomash, General Electric JV signs Akkuyu contract

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.

Corporate 29 November 2017


Limited construction permit issued for Turkish plant

Limited construction permit issued for Turkish plant

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.

New Nuclear 20 October 2017


World Nuclear Association welcomes Akkuyu construction

World Nuclear Association welcomes Akkuyu construction

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.

New Nuclear 26 September 2017


IAEA completes external hazards review for Turkey

IAEA completes external hazards review for Turkey

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.

Regulation & Safety 01 August 2017


Turkish consortium to buy into Akkuyu project

Turkish consortium to buy into Akkuyu project

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.

Corporate 20 June 2017


Akkuyu project receives production licence

Akkuyu project receives production licence

Akkuyu 48 (Rosatom)JSC Akkuyu NPP, the Russian-owned company responsible for Turkey's first nuclear power plant, has been awarded a 49-year electricity generation licence. The company received a preliminary licence, enabling it to start investment and permitting procedures for the project, in June 2015. Turkey's energy market regulatory authority said then that JSC Akkuyu NPP would receive a production licence - needed to start generating electricity from the plant - once it met the requirements outlined in that document. The production licence was awarded yesterday.

New Nuclear 16 June 2017