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Rosatom to build Turkey’s second nuclear power plant

Following the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, the Russian State Nuclear Power Corporation (Rosatom) has announced that it will build Turkey’s second nuclear power plant.

Alexei Lihachev, General Director of the Russian State Nuclear Power Corporation (Rosatom), announced that Ankara has decided to entrust Rosatom with the construction of the second nuclear power plant in Turkey. The Akkuyu NPP was also being built by Rosatom. It was announced that the completion rate of Akkuyu NPP’s unit 1 construction works was over 90 percent.

Rosatom to build second nuclear power plant

Speaking at the State Duma, the lower house of parliament in Russia, Lihachev said, “Mr. President Erdogan (Recep Tayyip) made it clear that a political decision was made to entrust us with the construction of the new power plant.” Lihachev said that he is actively negotiating with Turkey on the nuclear power plant.

In his speech, Lihachev shared information about Turkey’s second nuclear power plant: “President Erdogan made it clear that a political decision was made to transfer another site to us. We are now working on the details. Most likely, the new construction site will be named Sinop.”

The Sinop Nuclear Power Plant is Turkey’s second nuclear power plant project after the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant. The plant, which is planned to be built in the Sinop Inceburun region, will consist of 4 reactors. The investment cost of the Sinop Nuclear Power Plant Project is expected to be 20 billion dollars. The project will consist of four pressurized water reactor nuclear power units, each with an installed capacity of 1,120 megawatts. The total installed capacity of the plant will be 4,560 megawatts. The lifetime of each reactor will be 60 years from commissioning. The amount of electricity generated at the Sinop NPP is planned to be 34 billion kilowatt-hours per year.

In addition, the first unit of the Akkuyu NPP has reached the final stage. In the turbine section, the installation of the stator and the base of the power generation system continues. The stator is known as the heaviest equipment in a nuclear power plant.

Ece Nagihan

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