Nuclear fuel will be loaded into Turkiye Akkuyu NPP on 27 of April

On April 27, nuclear fuel will be loaded into the first unit of the Akkuyu NPP, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on 29.03, quoted by Anadolu Agency.

After the fuel is loaded into the Akkuyu nuclear power plant on April 27, the facility will officially become a nuclear site, said the head of state, speaking in the Turkish parliament.

On the occasion of the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, we strive for new achievements. We will continue to take steps to achieve the goals set out in Turkey’s centennial vision, the president emphasized.

The project to build the first nuclear power plant in Turkey – Akkuyu NPP – is implemented by Akkuyu Nuclear Company, in which more than 99 percent of the shares are owned by the Russian company Rosatom, based on an intergovernmental agreement signed between Russia and Turkey in 2010 . 

The groundbreaking ceremony for the nuclear power plant took place in April 2018.

Akkuyu NPP is expected to produce 35 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually, which will cover about 10 percent of the country’s electricity consumption. 

The construction of the first unit of the nuclear power plant is scheduled to be completed this year.

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