Domestic Industrial Participation

Our Ministry has been carrying out studies to increase the domestic contribution as much as possible in the execution of the nuclear power plant (NGS) projects.

In a nuclear power plant construction, which has approximately 20 billion USD initial investment cost (4 reactors and about 5.000 MW installed power), plenty of materials, equipment, systems and services are procured under about 2.500 items per reactor. The Turkish companies will gain experience in Akkuyu and Sinop Projects as being a supplier in such large projects, which will enable Turkish companies to become suppliers in other NPP projects in the world for long term.

In addition, the experience derived from nuclear sector be positively reflected in other high value added industries (energy, mining, iron and steel, maritime, aviation, defense, etc.). Beyond any doubt probable positive improvements in aforesaid sectors will increase export capability and have effect to reduce the imports from foreign countries and balance the current account deficit. Moreover, Turkish companies may have a chance to establish national nuclear industry which has export ability and sustainability in the long term with the industrial experience gained in Akkuyu and Sinop nuclear power plant projects.

In this framework, a supplier assessment questionnaire form has been developed by Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) in order to increase the local contribution in NPP Projects.

It is published in MENR’s web site. The aim of questionnaire form is determination of the materials and equipments which are produced with current industrial capacity and the need for additional investment to fit nuclear codes and standards.

According to result of assessment surveys by using questionnaire forms, on-site inspections have been carried. As a result of on-site inspections, the current capacity of the companies planning to participate the NPP Projects will be determined. In order to enhance the current capacity for fitting the nuclear codes and standards, the technical and financial deficiencies will be evaluated. After that, necessary investments will be planned.