The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) on 14 December granted the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant's (NPP) project company Akkuyu Nuclear, a "limited works permit" for the construction of the plant's second unit, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced.
Receiving the "limited works permit" is an important stage in the licensing construction of Akkuyu 2, according to a statement by Rosatom, the major consortium partner building the plant. TAEK issued the "limited work permit" after a thorough review and assessment of the package of submitted documents by the Akkuyu Nuclear company. These included a Preliminary Safety Analysis Report and a Probabilistic Safety Analysis of the plant, as well as a number of other documents confirming safety of the unit. The permit allows for construction and installation works at the unit's facilities, namely excavation to lay the unit's foundation as well as engineering work.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian president Vladimir Putin launched the construction of the Akkuyu project at a ceremony in April. The plant, comprising four units Russian VVER-2100 units, will meet about 10% of Turkey's electricity needs.
Photo: The Akkuyu nuclear plant construction site in Turkey