Russia Applies For Permit To Build 4th Nuclear Reactor At Turkey's Akkuyu Power Plant

Russia Applies for Permit to Build 4th Nuclear Reactor at Turkey's Akkuyu Power Plant

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th August, 2020) Russia's state nuclear agency Rosatom has applied for a permit with the Turkish atomic regulator to build a fourth reactor at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

"The Turkish regulator received a full package of documents on May 12 required for a license to build power unit No4 at Akkuyu NPP," Rosatom's second quarter report read.

The construction of the first reactor began in 2018. A concrete slab for the second reactor was poured in spring.

Turkey's first nuclear plant will have four Russian-designed generation 3+ VVER reactors, each producing 1,200 megawatt. The first reactor is expected to go into service in 2023, while the remaining three will be connected to the grid by 2026.

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