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Erdogan announces launch of Turkish first Akkuyu nuclear power plant by the end of 2023

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Akkuyu nuclear power plant will be launched before the end of 2023. It is the first nuclear power plant in the country and is built by the state-owned corporation Rosatom.

According to the Turkish leader, the construction of the station’s first reactor will be completed during this period. The president’s statement is quoted by NTV.

As previously reported, Rosatom is making every effort to complete this work. Turkish authorities have also repeatedly stated that they do not expect construction delays.

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The project is being implemented on the basis of an intergovernmental agreement between Russia and Turkey. The document was signed in 2010. The agreement provides for the construction of four Akkuyu NPP power units with 3+ generation VVER reactors designed in Russia. According to the document, the capacity of each unit will be 1,200 MW.

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