Akkuyu Intergovernmental Agreement

In 2010, an intergovernmental agreement was signed with Russia for the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, Turkey`s first nuclear power plant. The first installation unit, which will consist of four reactors with a total installed capacity of 4,800 megawatts (MW), is scheduled for commissioning in 2023. Telephone: `90 324 232 22 34E-Mail: info-mersin@akkuyu.ru direct negotiations with the Russian Federation on the construction of a nuclear power plant at the Akkuyu site in Turkey began in February 2010 and have concluded an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) based on a Bdownuiloperate (BOO) model. The agreement was signed on May 12, 2010. The aim is to strengthen nuclear capabilities in Turkey through mutual cooperation ranging from the construction and operation of nuclear power plants in AkkuyuMersin to decommissioning. Currently, there are no nuclear power plants in operation in Turkey. However, Turkey plans to launch a nuclear programme and plans to install three nuclear power plants, which will include 12 nuclear power plants. The first nuclear power plant (KKW Akkuyu) is expected to include four units of WWER-1200 reactors; it is built and operated in Mersin province as part of the agreement signed with the Russian Federation in 2010. The second nuclear power plant (Sinop NPP), which will include four ATMEA1 reactors, will be built and operated in Sinop province as part of the 2013 agreement with Japan. The selection process for the third nuclear power plant is still ongoing.

Construction of the first unit at the Akkuyu power plant was officially launched on 3 April 2018. The first unit at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant is expected to be operational by the end of 2023. The remaining units will be commissioned by the end of 2026 in one year. Other plants will be operational by 2035. Rosatom`s subsidiaries created APC as a JSC in Turkey on December 13, 2010. In accordance with the agreement with the Russian Federation, Russian companies will initially hold 100% of the APC and majority participation for the duration of the project (51100%) I`ll keep it. Investors from Turkey and third countries can join the project and acquire up to 49% of the CPA at each stage of its implementation (Table 6). Used nuclear fuels of Russian origin may be reprocessed in the Russian Federation, subject to separate agreements that can be concluded between the parties. Under an agreement with Japan, four facilities will be built in Sinop province with ATMEA-1 reactors with a capacity of 1120 MW each. The total installed capacity of the Sinop plant is 4480 MW and the lifespan of each unit is 60 years.

The first two units at the Sinop plant are expected to be operational in 2025 and 2026, with the other two units in 2029 and 2030. In the current phase of the Akkuyu-NPP project, APC expects that the first core and other refills for the Akkuyu power plant will be supplied by TVEL, a Rosatom fuel supply company, on a long-term contract. Turkey`s first nuclear power plant in Akkuyu has signed an agreement to purchase refrigeration facilities for turbine rates, as announced on Saturday by the Russian state-run atomic energy company (Rosatom). MENR has negotiated with candidate countries (such as Canada, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea). On 3 May 2013, an agreement was signed between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of Japan on cooperation in the development of nuclear power plants and the nuclear industry in the Republic of Turkey. The agreement came into force on 31 July 2015 following diplomatic procedures. Under an agreement with the Russian Federation, four facilities equipped with WWER-1200 reactors with a capacity of 1200 MW each will be built at the Akkuyu site. The total installed capacity of the Akkuyu plant is 4800 MW and the life of each unit is 60 years.