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Akkuyu's first unit hits fresh landmarks

Akkuyu's first unit hits fresh landmarks

The reactor compartment of Akkuyu nuclear power plant unit 1 in Turkey has been prepared for controlled assembly of the reactor - and the generator stator has also been installed in its pre-design position.

New Nuclear 12 February 2024


Akkuyu unit 1 gets commissioning permit

Akkuyu unit 1 gets commissioning permit

Turkey's Nuclear Regulatory Agency has issued permission to the Akkuyu nuclear power plant to commission the first power unit.

New Nuclear 12 December 2023


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Akkuyu 3 reactor pressure vessel delivered

Akkuyu 3 reactor pressure vessel delivered

The 350-tonne reactor pressure vessel for Akkuyu unit 3 in Turkey has been delivered after a 1700-mile journey.

New Nuclear 09 November 2023


Akkuyu: First polar crane commissioned, fuel loading equipment delivered

Akkuyu: First polar crane commissioned, fuel loading equipment delivered

The circular overhead crane in the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey has been put into operation. The first components of the fuel reloading system have also been delivered, TVEL says.

New Nuclear 24 October 2023


Vessel for third Akkuyu reactor ready to be shipped

Vessel for third Akkuyu reactor ready to be shipped

The manufacture of the reactor pressure vessel for unit 3 of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant has been completed in Russia. This brings the number of RPVs supplied by Russia so far this year to a record five, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom noted.

New Nuclear 27 September 2023


Turkey 'at important point' in China nuclear plant talks

Turkey 'at important point' in China nuclear plant talks

Turkey's Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar has said the country is in talks with Russia about a second nuclear plant, and with China for a third one - and has also held out the ambition of adding 5 GW of small modular reactor capacity to the country's energy system by 2050.

New Nuclear 15 September 2023


Foundation slab completed at Akkuyu 4

Foundation slab completed at Akkuyu 4

The pouring of concrete for the foundation slab of the reactor building at Turkey's Akkuyu unit 4 has been finished - it involved 17,500 cubic metres of concrete mix.

New Nuclear 09 August 2023


Turkey 'aiming for 20 GW of nuclear by 2050s'

Turkey 'aiming for 20 GW of nuclear by 2050s'

Turkey is in talks with Russia, China and South Korea over its planned second and third nuclear power plants, and with the USA and United Kingdom over small modular reactors, Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar is reported to have told a media briefing.

New Nuclear 10 July 2023


Concreting of Akkuyu 1's inner containment dome completed

Concreting of Akkuyu 1's inner containment dome completed

The completion of concreting of the inner containment dome at Akkuyu 1 is seen as a key construction moment at Turkey's first nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 02 June 2023


Viewpoint: Turkey’s ambitions as a nuclear energy player

Viewpoint: Turkey’s ambitions as a nuclear energy player

The President of the Nuclear Industry Association of Turkey, Alikaan Çiftçi, explains that Turkey aspires to be a major regional manufacturing, trade and logistics hub to meet the opportunities for nuclear energy in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

Perspectives 16 May 2023