Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant to be built in Akkuyu district of Yanşlı district in Gülnar district of Mersin province. When it is finished, it will be Turkey’s first nuclear power plant.
Work is underway to build the plant with a total installed power of 4,800 MW. The project aims to reduce our dependence on energy, increase our energy resource diversity and increase the technological level of our country.
The work carried out at the power plant construction site is carried out in accordance with all Turkish, Russian, and international quality and safety requirements under the constant supervision of Akkuyu Nuclear Co. and independent inspection bodies such as the French company Assystem, Bureau Veritas, Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) and Nuclear Regulatory Authority.
Turkey’s first nuclear power plant project includes four power units with a total installed capacity of 4800 MW with the most modern reactors of the Russian-designed VVER-1200 type. After the construction works are completed, Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant is expected to produce 35 billion kWh of electricity per year and meet approximately 10% of Turkey’s electricity needs.
Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant is a series of nuclear power plant projects developed based on the Novovoronezh NGS-2 (Russia, Voronezh Region) project. The estimated service life of Akkuyu NGS is 60 years, which can be extended for another 20 years. This means that the region will develop in a long-term period, create employment areas and Turkish people and businesses will have a stable environmentally friendly energy source for many years to come.
The nuclear power plant project, expected to open in 2023, is the largest joint project between Russia and Turkey.