Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Construction of Akkuyu Nuclear Plant to start in Sept.

The construction of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant will start in September this year, top officials of Cengiz-Kolin-Kalyon (CKK), a Turkish consortium of contracting conglomerates, said on Tuesday, a sign of a desire to bolster Russia-Turkey cooperation on several fronts.

Russian state-owned Rosatom signed an agreement in Moscow with CKK to sell a 49 percent stake in Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

The plant will have a capacity of 4,800 megawatts in four units and a working lifetime of 8,000 hours per year. In its first phase, two units with a capacity of 2,400 megawatts are planned to be completed by 2023.

Speaking exclusively to Anadolu Agency on the details of the agreement, top officials of the CKK consortium said the signing of the deal would also help further improve relations between Turkey and Russia....


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