Turkey wants to put the first NPP online in 2020

The first reactor of Turkey’s first nuclear plant, which is planned to be built in the southern province of Akkuyu, Mersin by Russia’s Rosatom, will be online in the midst of 2020, a senior executive of the plant said.

“If everything goes right, we’ll start power generation in the midst of 2020,” said the CEO of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, Alexander Superfin.

He noted that the construction license of the plant would most probably be given by Turkey’s Atomic Energy Authority in 2015.

“We believe we’ll start the construction at the beginning of 2016,” he said.

Superfin also said the Russian government plans to spend approximately $3 billion for the project until 2015.

Adapted from Ukrainian Energy