Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will inaugurate, today, Wednesday, work on building the third power unit at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant.
According to a statement issued by the Kremlin on Tuesday evening, the two leaders will participate in the inauguration ceremony via video technology.
The Russian Atomic Energy Company “Rosatom” is implementing the construction of the plant on the southern coast of Turkey, and this comes within the framework of a governmental agreement signed between Moscow and Ankara in 2010.
The plant will consist of four VVER-1200 power units, with a total capacity of 4.8 thousand megawatts. In April 2018, the Russian and Turkish presidents laid the foundation stone for building a nuclear power plant. The plant’s first reactor is slated to go into operation in 2023.