Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant

May 12th, 2010: The governments of Turkey and Russian Federation signed an agreement to cooperate for constructing and operating a nuclear power plant.  “Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on cooperation in relation to the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant at the Akkuyu site in the Republic of Turkey” envisaged establishing 4 units of 1200 MWe Russian design VVER reactors in Akkuyu site. 

December 13th, 2010: Russian party established a company, “Akkuyu NGS Elektrik Üretim  A.Ş.” (APC: Akkuyu Project Company) to built, operate and decommission the NPP units. 

February 7th, 2011: APC applied to the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) for being recognized as an owner, according to the Article 6 of the Decree on Licensing of Nuclear Installations. 

February 28th, 2011 TAEK recognized APC as the owner. 

March 31st, 2011: APC started site investigations in Akkuyu for updating the site characteristics and parameters according to the national procedures laid out in the Decree on Licensing of Nuclear Installations.
 
June 23rd, 2011: Turkey signed the Joint Declaration on comprehensive risk and safety assessments of nuclear plants, so called "Stress "Tests".

October 13th, 2011 : TAEK declared “Conditions for Akkuyu Site License”  as a complementary of the site license.

May 22nd, 2012 : APC completed the first stage of site investigations and submitted “Updated Site Report” to TAEK for assessment.

June 8th, 2012 : TAEK finished application conformity check of  “Updated Site Report” from format and content point of view. TAEK notified APC that application is accepted and detailed assesssment of the report started.

June, 2012 : " Stress Tests National Report of Turkey" which was preapred by TAEK is sent to European Commission. "Stress Tests National Report of Turkey"

August 10th, 2012 : TAEK requested additional information and documents from APC for assessment of the “Updated Site Report”.

August 16th, 2012 :  APC submitted a reference plant proposal to TAEK according to the“Directive on Determination of Licensing Basis Regulations, Guides and Standards and Reference Plant for Nuclear Power Plants”. TAEK reviewed this report and Atomic Energy Commission approved Novovoronezh-2 Nuclear Power Plant in Russian Federation as the reference plant for Akkuyu NPP.

November 2nd, 2012 : APC submitted the list and the report on “Regulations, Guides and Standards Forming Licensing Basis for Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant” according to the “Directive on Determination of Licensing Basis Regulations, Guides and Standards and Reference Plant for Nuclear Power Plants”. TAEK reviewed the list and the report. TAEK Atomic Energy Commission approved the “List of Licensing Basis Requirements, Guides and Standards and its Approval Conditions for Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant-Revision 1”.

June 26th, 2013 : APC revised the “Updated Site Report” according to preliminary assessment and additional information requests of TAEK and re-submitted.

July 9th, 2013 : APC. submitted “Environmental Impact Assessment Report for Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant Project”  to  Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

March 28th, 2014 :  Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) will be procuring technical support services to review and assess the construction license application of Akkuyu NPP. Announcement and Procurement Documents can be accessed here. 

August, 2014 : The technical and financial evaluation of the bids of qualified candidates for procurement of technical support for TAEK has been completed.TAEK has signed the contract with the UJV Rez, a.s. of Czech Republic.

November 14th, 2014 APC submitted the revised list and the report on “Regulations, Guides and Standards Forming Licensing Basis for Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant” according to the “Directive on Determination of Licensing Basis Regulations, Guides and Standards and Reference Plant for Nuclear Power Plants”. TAEK reviewed the list and the report. TAEK Atomic Energy Commission approved the “List of Licensing Basis Requirements, Guides and Standards and its Approval Conditions for Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant-Revision 2”. List of Licensing Basis for Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant-Revision 2

November 26th, 2014 Akkuyu Nuclear JSC presented “Site Parameters Report- Revision 1” of Akkuyu NPP according to Article 12 of “Decree on Licensing of Nuclear Installations” and Article 5-2(b) of “Akkuyu Site License, License Conditions” to TAEK. The site parameters report is prepared in English and includes the results of detailed site investigations performed at the NPP site and the precise values of the project parameters.

March 17th, 2015 After Updated Site Report, which is presented by Akkuyu Nuclear JSC, is approved by Turkish Atomic Energy Authority, the Turkish version of the report is requested from Akkuyu Nuclear JSC. The unofficial Turkish translation of the Updated Site Report, which is prepared by Akkuyu Nuclear JSC is sent to TAEK. Please click for details (in Turkish).

February 9th, 2017 The Site Parameters Report (Revision 04), which is presented by Akkuyu Nuclear JSC and which includes the results of detailed site investigations performed at the NPP site and the precise values of the project parameters, is approved by Turkish Atomic Energy Authority. Please click for details (in Turkish).

March 3rd, 2017 Akkuyu Nuclear JSC applied for construction license of Akkuyu NPP Unit 1.

March 7th, 2017 TAEK started completeness check process for Akkuyu NPP Unit 1 construction license application.