The Russian-owned project company JSC Akkuyu NPP has submitted an environmental impact assessment of its planned Akkuyu project to Turkey's Ministry of Environment and City Planning, Rusatom Overseas announced 10 July.
The Akkuyu project involves the construction of four VVER-1200 reactors (NPP-2006) in Mersin province, on the shores of the Mediterranean, and will be be executed based on Russia's build-own-operate (BOO) model, under which project company Akkuyu NPP JSC undertakes to design, build and operate and maintain the plant.
The 3000-page report comprises 12 sections and includes a general description of the project and its goals; a justification of the site selection; an assessment of the socioeconomic impact of the project, as well as a description of the physical, biological and socioeconomics of the region.
The EIA will now be studied by a commission made up of representatives from various governmental agencies and institutions, universities and other organizations, Rusatom Overseas said.
Shareholders in the project company JSC Akkuyu NPP are Rosenergoatom (93%), INTER RAO UES (3.5%) Atomstroyexport (3.5%), with JSC Atomenergomont and JSC Atomtechenergo each holding 0.1%. Eventually up to 49% of shares may be transferred to other investors, Rusatom has said.
Photo: Environmental surveys taking place at the Akkuyu site (Source: Rusatom Overseas)