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Akkuyu 1 construction and components

Akkuyu 1 construction and components

Construction has begun on the seawater pumping station for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey, while its control rod drive mechanism has been manufactured and tested in Russia. The VVER-1200 reactor is slated to start operation in 2023.

New Nuclear 13 December 2021


Components headed to Akkuyu

Components headed to Akkuyu

Russian manufacturers are dispatching several components to Turkey's first nuclear power plant, Akkuyu, which is currently the largest nuclear construction site in the world with 13,000 people working on a daily basis on the site that will house four large reactors.

New Nuclear 23 November 2021


IAEA completes security advisory mission in Turkey

IAEA completes security advisory mission in Turkey

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts last week completed a follow-up nuclear security advisory mission in Turkey, which was carried out at the request of its government. The two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission reviewed the national security regime for nuclear material and associated facilities and activities.

Regulation & Safety 15 November 2021


Turkish President Erdoğan looks to further new nuclear

Turkish President Erdoğan looks to further new nuclear

Turkey plans to build more nuclear power plants after it completes Akkuyu, the country's president said yesterday. "After Akkuyu nuclear power plant, we will swiftly begin preparations for our second and third power plants," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. Akkuyu is expected to generate its first electricity in 2023.

Nuclear Policies 10 November 2021


Construction licence issued for Akkuyu 4

Construction licence issued for Akkuyu 4

Construction of Turkey's fourth nuclear power reactor will start at the beginning of 2022, after the project was granted a construction licence by the country's Nuclear Regulatory Authority. Akkuyu will become the largest nuclear construction site in the world, Rosatom said.

New Nuclear 29 October 2021


Large forging made for Akkuyu 3

Large forging made for Akkuyu 3

Atomenergomash of Russia has forged the bottom part of the reactor pressure vessel for the Akkuyu 3 reactor, construction of which is about to start in Turkey. The impressive dome-shaped steel component weighs about 64 tons.

New Nuclear 19 October 2021


Akkuyu 3's pressure vessel takes shape

Akkuyu 3's pressure vessel takes shape

Atomenergomash is in the process of manufacturing the reactor pressure vessel for Turkey's new Akkuyu 3 reactor. Improvements to hand-held cutting tools have cut the time of some jobs by 75%, it said.

New Nuclear 08 September 2021


Atommash in 'rhythm' as it ships steam generators to Turkey

Atommash in 'rhythm' as it ships steam generators to Turkey

Steam generators for the second reactor of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant have been dispatched from the Atommash plant in the Volgodonsk area of Russia. Production of heavy components for nuclear plants has reached a stable 'production rhythm', the head of the plant's owner, AEM Technologies, said.

Corporate 02 September 2021


Preparations begin for next Turkish unit

Preparations begin for next Turkish unit

Preparations have begun for the construction of the fourth unit at Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant, Akkuyu Nuclear has confirmed, with excavations for the reactor building, turbine hall, auxiliary reactor building and other main facilities now under way. Separately, Netherlands-based geotechnical survey company Fugro has completed a complex 6-month offshore site characterisation project on the Sinop peninsula - a prospective site for a second nuclear power plant - on behalf of Turkish utility EUAS International ICC.

New Nuclear 13 August 2021


Reactor vessel installed at first Turkish unit

Reactor vessel installed at first Turkish unit

The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, which is constructing four VVER-1200 reactors at the site in Mersin province, described the milestone as "one of the key stages in the main equipment assembly".

New Nuclear 02 June 2021