Russian President Vladimir Putin might go to Türkiye on April 27 to formally grant Akkuyu Nuclear Energy Plant nuclear facility standing, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin might go to Türkiye on April 27 for the inauguration of the nation’s first nuclear energy plant collectively constructed with Russia’s state nuclear vitality firm Rosatom.
“Mr. Putin might come to Türkiye on April 27 for the inauguration ceremony. Or we might attend the ceremony on-line,” Erdogan stated on Wednesday in televised feedback on Turkish broadcasters A Haber and ATV. “Hopefully, we are going to take step one.”
Erdogan stated the Akkuyu Nuclear Energy Plant was certainly one of Türkiye’s “indispensable investments,” including that the power would assist the nation “critically retailer vitality.”
Akkuyu, presently beneath development in Türkiye’s southern Mersin province, would be the nation’s first nuclear energy plant.
Akkuyu’s first reactor is about to be operational in 2023, with your entire plant to be up and working by 2025. The venture started with a 2010 intergovernmental settlement between Türkiye and Russia.
The plant, anticipated to have an put in capability of 4,800 megawatts and 4 reactors, is about to start producing energy later this yr.
Türkiye to grant official ‘nuclear facility’ standing to Akkuyu plant