AKKUYU, Turkey – 2023 marks a landmark year for Turkey, according to Russian Rosatom, the first nuclear power station of the “neighbors”. The Russian company that has undertaken its construction has pointed out that discussions with potential investors are not expected to affect the timing the completion of the project.
Earlier in March, two people who are aware of the case told Reuters that the nuclear plant at Akkuyu in southern Turkey may not be ready in 2023 as Rosatom has failed to find investors in the country.
The nuclear plant aims to reduce Turkey’s dependence on energy imports, but there have been many delays in its construction since 2010 when Rosatom undertook the project.
“Rosatom categorically rejects the speculation that any changes in the composition of the local ownership of Akkuyu will change the timetable for implementing the plan,” the Russian company said.
“We are doing everything to speed up the construction of the first unit, following the toughest security rules,” he added.
Translated from PRO News.