Site Parameter Report of Akkuyu NPP submitted to the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority


The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK, regulating agency of the Republic of Turkey) should approve the Site Parameter Report (SPR) of the Akkuyu NPP construction project, prepared to ensure safety during design. The SPR approval is a prerequisite for review of the AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC’s application documentation by the TAEK's authorities in order to obtain the construction license for Akkuyu NPP. The final copy of the Report consists of 13 Sections and numbers over 5 thousand pages.


The initial version of the SPR which numbered about 800 pages was delivered to the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority in November 2014. During 2015 the specialists of TAEK and AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC verified the parameters of the site of the first Turkish nuclear power plant. Some new information has been added and some issues have been specified regarding seismology, hydrogeology, karst caverns and other natural phenomena which can occur in the NPP location, province of Mersin in the south of the country, at the instigation of the Turkish regulatory authority. This process combined leading research and educational institutions of the Republic of Turkey: Boğaziçi University, Middle East Technical University, Akdeniz University and experienced Turkish engineering companies: ENVY Enerji ve Çevre Yatırımları AŞ and Toker Sondaj ve İnşaat Mühendislik Müşavirlik AŞ. The new expanded version of the Akkuyu NPP SPR has included all comments of TAEK.


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The Akkuyu NPP construction project is being implemented on the basis of the Intergovernmental Agreement on design and construction of the nuclear power plant in Turkey signed on 12 May 2010 between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Turkey. TAEK provided AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC with the site license on 13 October 2011. The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization approved the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) of the Akkuyu NPP project, prepared by AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC, on 01 December 2014. The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Agency provided AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC with the preliminary power generation license on 25 June 2015. AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC and Turkish Cengiz Inşaat signed the contract for design and construction of the off-shore hydraulic engineering structures of Akkuyu NPP on 29 June 2015.