Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant ground-breaking ceremony
On April 3, 2018 President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched the construction of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, via videoconference.
The Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant with four power units will be built in Mersin Province on the Mediterranean under a Russian-Turkish agreement signed in May 2010. Currently, the project is fully financed by Russia.
It will be the world’s first nuclear power plant to be built using the BOO (Build, Own, Operate) project financing model. Russia will finance the project and operate the plant.
Speeches at the groundbreaking ceremony for the first power unit of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant