In the end of 2014, JSC AKKYUY NUCLEAR and JSC Atomenergomash signed a supply contract for nuclear steam generation plants for the 4-unit NPP. In July 2015, AKKUYU NUCLEAR signed a contract with a Turkish company Cengiz İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. on turnkey construction of offshore hydraulic engineering structures.
At present, a bidding procedure for the turbine plant supply is taking place. The contract is expected to be signed in 2016. Currently, preparatory works and geotechnical surveys are taking place at the site. Design and cost estimation documents (DCE) and cost estimates summary (CES) are also underway; design contractors are carrying out document reviews and adjustments. DCE and CES completion and approval are expected to take place in 2016.
The actual beginning of construction is planned for 2017.
According to the agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey, commercial operation of Akkuyu NPP is to start in 7 years after all necessary permits and licenses are obtained.