The Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim, expressed hope that the first power unit of Akkuyu nuclear power plant would be put in operation in 2023, according to the schedule.
“By the year 2023, when Turkey will celebrate a centenary of proclamation of the Turkish Republic, I hope, the first power unit of Akkuyu NPP will be put in operation. We really want the first nuclear power plant in Turkey to start operating by this time,” Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday at a meeting with students of MGIMO, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He noted that energy collaboration was a “cornerstone in the foundation of Turkish-Russian cooperation”.
Earlier it became known from the documentation published on the procurement website of Rosatom State Energy Corporation, that the commercial operation of the first Akkuyu power unit, which is planned to be constructed in Turkey with the participation of Russia, was scheduled for April 2023.