March 6, Istanbul - The State Corporation Rosatom and its project company JSC AKKUYU NUCLEAR organized a round table under the name "Russian experience in nuclear energy" within the framework of the V International Nuclear Power Plant Summit-2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. The round table program included reports by representatives of SC Rosatom and AKKUYU NUCLEAR, as well as representatives of the business circles of Finland and Hungary, where Rosatom is implementing projects for the construction of a modern nuclear power plant with VVER-1200 reactors of generation 3+ which are referent to those to be built in Turkey. Alexander Voronkov, CEO of Rosatom Middle East and North Africa told the participants of the round table about the history of the state corporation, modern advanced solutions and technologies, as well as the largest projects implemented in the international market and in the region, in particular. The speaker stressed the historical nature of the relationship between Russia and the countries of MENA region, the peaceful use of nuclear energy and noted a wide range of potential areas of cooperation from nuclear fuel cycle projects and personnel training to the implementation of NPP and non-energy projects (nuclear desalination, nuclear medicine, irradiation technologies, etc.). Evgeny Kozlov, the head of AKKUYU NUCLEAR project office Rusatom-Energo International JSC (hereinafter referred to as REIN) presented during his speech the current status of Akkuyu NPP project, the licensing process and issuance of permits. The speaker highlighted the active development of the project in 2017 - early 2018, adding that obtaining a basic license for construction of nuclear power plants is planned as early as in March 2018. Konstantin Ryzhak, Managing Director of JSC AKKUYU NUCLEAR spoke about the positive effect of the project on the economy of Turkey in general and its economic impact on Mersin province, where the first Turkish nuclear power plant is being built. According to him, there has been a steady increase in electricity consumption by 1-20 GW per year during the last decade in Turkey. According to forecasts, this growth will continue in the future with minimal development. In turn, the diversification of energy carriers through the commissioning of the NPP will ensure the energy security of the country and will have a significant economic and environmental effect. Mersin Province, at the same time, will be provided with a new infrastructure, new jobs and new business opportunities. Vladimir Chudin, Equipment Director of JSC AKKUYU NUKLEAR and Kurshad Tosun, Director of Licensing and Relations with Governmental Organizations presented to the audience the opportunity to participate in the Akkuyu NPP construction project for potential suppliers as well as plans for procurement of equipment for the project and procurement procedures in JSC AKKUYU NUCLEAR. Representatives of business circles from Hungary and Finland addressed the session of Rosatom as well: Leena Yulha, FinNuclear Ltd. Managing Director devoted her speech to the experience of Finnish suppliers when working with Rosatom on the construction of Khankhikivi-1 NPP. In his turn, Pal Kovacs, the representative of the Hungarian Government spoke about the socio-economic effects from the construction of NPPs for the region through the example of Paks NPP . The INPPS for the fifth time gathered in Istanbul leading representatives of the nuclear industry, among them are the leading Turkish companies of the nuclear industry of the country, the national regulator and the relevant departments. The Summit is the largest industry platform for dialogue of companies working in the field of nuclear energy, with SC Rosatom and JSC AKKUYU NUCLEAR as its main partners. The companies are also taking part in the exhibition of the Forum. Within the framework of the exhibition, participants can get acquainted with Rosatom key facts, its advanced decisions in the field of energy and non-energy projects, learn more about Akkuyu NPP project and VVER-1200 reactor technologies of the generation 3+. As part of the business program of the summit, Turkish companies are negotiating their possible participation in Akkuyu NPP project. Within two days of the forum AKKUYU NUCLEAR will hold more than twenty business meetings in the B2B format. Akkuyu NPP construction project, Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, is being implemented under the Intergovernmental Agreement signed by the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey on May 12, 2010 in Ankara. This project envisions the construction of 4 power units for 1,200 MW each. AKKUYU NPP is a serial design of generation 3+ nuclear power plant developed on the basis of the VVER-1200 reactor installed at the Novovoronezhs NPP (Voronezh Region, Russia). After the construction project completion, Akkuyu NPP is expected to generate about 35 billion kWh annually.