Project History





13.01.2010 

Joint statement of Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Igor Sechin and Minister of Power Engineering and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey Taner Yıldız on cooperation in the field of construction of NPP in Turkey. Commencement of bilateral negotiations.

12.05.2010

Signing of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Turkey (IGA) on cooperation in the area of construction and operation of the nuclear power plant at “Akkuyu” site in the Republic of Turkey.

21.07.2010

Entry into force of the Law, ratifying the IGA in the Republic of Turkey (Law No. 27648 dated 21.07.2010).

12.11.2010

TheRussian Government determined the participants of “Akkuyu” NPP construction project.

03.12.2010

Entry into force of the Law, ratifying the IGA in the Russian Federation (322-FZ dated 29.11.2010).

13.12.2010

AKKUYU NUCLEAR JOINT STOCK COMPANY was registered in the Republic of Turkey.

From 2011

Transfer of the land plot into possession of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC for construction and operation of the future “Akkuyu” NPP.

26.05.2011

Commencement of full-scale engineering surveys in the future construction area of “Akkuyu” NPP.

03.2012

Public hearings on EIA (environment impact assessment) of “Akkuyu” NPP by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of the Republic of Turkey in the region of construction of “Akkuyu” NPP.

03.2012

Opening of the Public Information Center of “Akkuyu” NPP in Buyukeceli (the closest settlement to the project implementation site).

06.2012

Transfer of the Updated report on the “Akkuyu” NPP site to the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK).

08.2012

Novovoronezh NPP-2 has been accepted by TAEK as a reference plant for the “Akkuyu” NPP project.

12.2012

Opening of the Public Information Center of “Akkuyu” NPP in Mersin.

2013

The activity on preparation and approval of the EIA report, licenses and authorization documents of the “Akkuyu” NPP constriction project going on. Opening of the Public Information Centers welcomed the citizens of Turkey and held information and explanation events dedicated to nuclear power engineering.

01.12.2014

The Ministry for Environment and Urbanization of the Republic of Turkey approved the EIA report for “Akkuyu” NPP (the total volume of the document made about 5,500 pages in Turkish).

14.04.2015

The foundation stone was laid at the future construction site of offshore hydraulic engineering facilities of “Akkuyu” NPP.

25.06.2015

The Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) of the Republic of Turkey issued a preliminary license for power generation to AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC for 3 years.

09.02. 2017

 

The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority approved the Site Parameters Report of the Akkuyu NPP site.

 

15.06. 2017The Energy Market Regulatory Agency (EMRA) issued to AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC the Generation License until 15.06.2066 (49 years).
20.10. 2017The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) provided AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC with the Limited Work Permit of Akkuyu NPP.
12.03. 2018Awarding of the Higher Education Diploma to the first Turkish specialists, who have been trained in Russia under the Training Program of the Turkish personnel for Akkuyu NPP with specialization in “Nuclear power plants, design, operation and engineering”.
27.03.2018The Administration of Gülnar, municipal settlement of Mersin Province, issued the Construction Permit for the reactor building of Power Unit 1 of Akkuyu NPP.
28.03. 2018 The Turkish Ministry of Economics granted the Strategic Investor status to AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC.
02.03. 2018 The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority issued the Construction License to build Power Unit 1 of Akkuyu NPP.
03.02.2018The Great Ceremony of Groundbreaking of Akkuyu NPP took place with the participation of Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

NUCLEAR INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT CHRONOLOGY IN THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY


1955Signing of Agreement on peaceful use of the atom with the U.S.
1956Atomic Energy Committee begins its work.
1965Studies on the construction of the NPP begin.
1972The Department of Atomic Energy created.
1974–1975A study on choosing the location site of the first NPP conducted.
1976A license for the Akkuyu site on the Mediterranean coast obtained.
1981Agreement on cooperation with the IAEA signed.
1977–2009Bids on building four power plants in the Republic of Turkey held.
January 2010

Igor Sechin, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Government, and Taner Yıldız, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, made a joint Statement on cooperation in relation to the NPP construction in Turkey. Start of bilateral negotiations.

May 2010Signing of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Turkey (IGA) on cooperation in relation to the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant at the Akkuyu site in the Republic of Turkey.
July 2010Enactment of the Law, by which the Republic of Turkey ratified the IGA (Official Gazette No: 27648 of 21.07.2010).
December 2010Enactment of the Law, by which the Russian Federation ratified the IGA (322-FZ of 29.11.2010).
October 2013Signing of the Agreement between Turkey and Japan on the NPP construction in Sinope Province.
April 2015The Grand National Assembly of Turkey ratified the International Agreement on the NPP construction in Province of Sinope.
May 2015The Official Gazette of Turkey published the Agreement between Turkey and Japan on “Construction of the NPP and development of the nuclear industry in the Republic of Turkey” and the relevant Memorandum of Intent.