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Akkuyu NPP Gets Nominated for Most Prestigious Investment Project


Akkuyu NPP, the largest energy project in the history of the Turkish Republic has won the Business Challenge Award in the nomination for the Most Prestigious Investment Project.


Sky Reporter Magazine summarized their readers’ survey responses in the annual Business Challenge competition to determine the laureates among the most successful companies and representatives of the business community. Each nomination in various categories was assessed for activity results, creativity, decision-making and implementation skills, environmental friendliness, business development concepts, and economic achievements.




The 2015 survey determined the most successful businesses in 19 different nominations. The 7th edition of the contest nominated the Best Investment Project in Tourism, Most Innovative Company, Best Brand, Most Creative Entrepreneur, Most Environmentally Friendly Company, Most Successful City Administration, etc. The readers of Sky Reporter Magazine awarded the project of Akkuyu NPP in Mersin province the top award in the nomination for the “Most Prestigious Investment Project.”


The editor of the magazine Nilgun Zorlu presented the award to General Director of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC Fuad Akhundov, who had this to say about getting the award: “Construction of the first nuclear power plant in Turkey, Akkuyu, is a grand project worth around $20 bln. I am pleased to receive this prestigious award at a very early stage in its implementation. In our decision-making we consider not only the economic interests of Turkey, but environmental and social factors, and create transparent communication mechanisms with all the interested parties in the project implementation area, in cities as well as in the country. I view this award as recognition of our company’s steady development, and I would like to thank all my colleagues.”


Nulgun Zorlu said: “Our magazine has been created as a platform that will allow all nominated companies to understand each other’s activities. The goal of the survey was to tell the story of investors and most successful managers, true professionals in their field, as well as do what we can to facilitate networking. We tell our readers about various projects across Turkey. This year the construction project of Akkuyu NPP was awarded the title of the “Most Prestigious Investment Project.” On behalf of the magazine I would like to say that we are proud of our readers’ choice because the first Turkish nuclear power plant has considerable significance for economy of the Turkish Republic. We will monitor the development of the project and look to it that the project comes up in other nominations in the future as well.


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Sky Reporter magazine is an independent economic news publication. It is a part of Tirazh Media Group, and has been published since 2009. The magazine publishes information pieces and analytical articles dedicated to most successful entrepreneurs and companies. A total of 12,500 copies of the magazine are delivered by subscription. The audience of Sky Reporter magazine includes top managers of companies at different levels, representatives of the scientific community and intellectuals.


In 2015 the editorial board of the magazine nominated Business Challenge award candidates from among the companies that regularly appeared in the economic agenda of Turkey this year, six candidates in each nomination. The nominations were assessed using various criteria.