The groundbreaking ceremony of the third block of “Akkuyu” Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) has been held in the Merin province of Turkey, APA reports.
According to the information, Turkish President Rejeb Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have attended the ceremony via video conference.
Fatih Donmez, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey noted that the foundation of the fourth and last block of the “Akkuyu” NPP will be laid next year: “Akkuyu” NPP will produce energy in 2023, more exactly in the 100th year of the republic”.
According to him, “Akkuyu” NPP will meet 10% of Turkey’s demand for electricity: “When Akkuyu NPP starts operating, it will meet 10% of Turkey’s demand for electricity with 35 billion kilowatts/hour of energy per year. . "Akkuyu" NPP will reduce carbon emissions by 128 million tons per year for 60 years and 2.4 billion tons for 60 years."