3/10/2021

Turkey Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for 3rd Unit of Akkuyu NPP

​​President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin delivered messages of a “new era in energy" at the virtual groundbreaking ceremony of the third unit of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant today.

In his remarks, President Erdoğan said, "We had the opportunity to observe the results of the Turkish-Russian dialogue in the energy field. We are decisive to further enhance this cooperation in the upcoming periods." Adding nuclear power in the country's national energy infrastructure is a strategic move towards energy supply security, emphasized President Erdoğan, adding, “Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant will produce 35 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually when fully commissioned and is expected to meet 10 percent of Turkey's power consumption."

Declaring the beginning of a new era in the energy field, Russian President Putin said, “Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant will make a significant contribution to Turkey's energy security, as well as further strengthening the economy."​​

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; Vladimir Putin; Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant; nuclear energy