March 2, 2020. Ankara. – With regard to some inaccurate media reports about Akkuyu NPP project, hereby we inform the construction works at the NPP site are in progress as planned.


Currently, works are in progress on Unit 1 reactor building internal and external walls’ erection along with other buildings’ foundations concreting. Preparations are underway to start concreting works on Unit 2 facilities.  The “Eastern” and “Western” construction and installation bases are under construction, along with the works on the drainage canals, the territory and roads arrangements.


Works are underway at several facilities at a time at full pace, including weekends. On Saturday, February 29, about 3,500 workers were involved at the construction site. At the same time, due to readiness and commissioning of the second administrative building onsite, need for electricity connection and respective works on the transformer, part of the office workplaces was temporarily disconnected from the power supply. Correspondingly, on Sunday, March 1, about 2500 workers were involved at the site.


Today, the planned number of workers on site will approximate to 4000, while during the week forthcoming it will be reaching up to 5000, including mechanization and equipment specialists, and support staff.


Major works as planned for this week include reinforcement and preparation works for concreting at the facilities of the Units 1 and 2, as well as on the station-wide facilities, and temporary buildings and facilities.


The project moves on as planned both in terms of on-site works and licensing documentation proceedings. In March 2019, the package of documents to obtain Akkuyu NPP Unit 3 construction license was submitted to the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority TAEK.


Akkuyu project tasks for the current year include, among others:

  • construction and installation works continued at Unit 1,
  • pouring the "first concrete" and full-scale construction works commencement at Unit 2,
  • completion of the construction and installation bases’ arrangements,
  • onsite new office buildings construction and arrangements to be competed.

About Akkuyu NPP

Akkuyu NPP is the first-ever nuclear power plant to be built in the Republic of Turkey. The project is being implemented based on the Inter-Governmental Agreement on cooperation in the construction and operation of nuclear power plant at Akkuyu site in the Republic of Turkey concluded between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Turkey on 12 May 2010. The project stipulates the construction of four power units equipped with Russian-designed generation 3+ VVER reactors. The capacity of each NPP power unit will amount to 1200 MW. Currently the project is entirely financed by Russia. Rosatom State Corporation is the majority shareholder of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC, which has committed itself to the design, construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of the power plant. Akkuyu NPP is the first project in the global nuclear industry being implemented according to Build-Own-Operate model.

About Rosatom State Corporation

The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is one of the global technological leaders possessing the resources and competences for successful operation at all levels of the nuclear power production chain – from uranium mining to NPP decommissioning to nuclear waste processing.


Rosatom is the largest power producer in Russia, meeting more than 19% of the country's energy needs.  The Company is a global leader in terms of the foreign project portfolio amount, with 36 power units in 12 countries at different stages of implementation.  Rosatom is the world's first uranium enrichment company, the second-largest in uranium stocks, and the fourth-largest uranium producer; it also accounts for 17% of the nuclear fuel market.


The State Corporation incorporates about 400 enterprises and organizations, including the world's only nuclear icebreaker fleet. They employ about 250,000 persons.