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.

 

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.