Akkuyu Nuclear Inc. Deputy Chairman of the Board Anton Dedusenko stated that Turkey’s first nuclear power plant project Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NGS) continues as planned despite the epidemic, “We are working on locality in the supply of goods and services with our Turkish partners. While important opportunities arise for Turkish companies, we will continue to offer opportunities for Turkish companies that are not yet involved in the project.” Speaking at the 4th Nuclear Power Plants Fair and the 8th Nuclear Power Plants Summit (NPPES), Dedusenko reminded that the International Energy Agency has designed a sustainable recovery plan for the energy sector in 2020 within the framework of three main objectives. “These goals can be listed as protecting jobs and creating more, stimulating economic growth and improving sustainability and resilience in energy. The implementation of new nuclear projects around the world meets all three of these goals.” Dedusenko said, adding that they are waiting for a construction license from the Turkish Nuclear Regulatory Authority for the fourth unit. Noting that with the commissioning of Akkuyu NPP, approximately 35 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity will be produced annually, Dedusenko said, “This means that Turkey meets 10% of its consumption. The project, which develops local production and creates employment, is the source of various contracts for many international companies.” Dedusenko stated that the share of Turkish locality in the construction phase of the project was 40% and there were more than 400 Turkish companies in the supplier list.
Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz