Turkey to complete 1st unit of nuclear power plant by May 2023

Turkey's president said on Friday that the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant will be completed by May 2023, Anadolu Agency reports.

Speaking at a mass opening ceremony in the southern Mersin province, Recep Tayyip Erdogan pointed out the importance of nuclear energy for the country’s future.

"I would like to congratulate those who contributed to the acquisition and construction of this strategic investment in Akkuyu," Erdogan said.

Turkey aims to build more power plants, he added.

Turkey and Russia signed an agreement for the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant on May 12, 2010. Turkey's first nuclear power plant will consist of four reactors with a total installed power of 4,800 megawatts.


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