Russia's Rosatom to open Akkuyu's nuke security tender
- The security systems for Akkuyu's first and second reactors are due to be delivered in 2018 and 2019, respectively

A $15.4 million tender for security systems for the first and second reactors of Turkey's first nuclear plant, Akkuyu, was opened on late Tuesday, according to Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom.

Russian state-owned nuclear power company and stakeholder Rosatom said in a statement that the tender was opened for the production of systems to protect the main power reactors of the plant.

The security systems for the first unit are due to be delivered by spring 2018 and by 2019 for the second unit.

The announcement stated that Russian scientists specially designed Akkuyu’s nuclear reactors with protection in case of accidents.

On June 19, Rosatom signed an agreement with Cengiz-Kolin-Kalyon, a Turkish consortium of contracting conglomerates, to sell a 49 percent stake in Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant project.

The plant will have a capacity of 4,800 megawatts in four units and a working lifetime of 8,000 hours per year. In its first phase, two units with a capacity of 2,400 megawatts are planned for completion by 2023.

The plant is estimated to meet around 6-7 percent of Turkey's electricity demand.

Reporting By E. Gurkan Abay in Moscow

Writing By Murat Temizer

Anadolu Agency



02 Aug,2017