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Akkuyu unit 1 hydraulic tests completed

Akkuyu unit 1 hydraulic tests completed

Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM Technology, has completed hydraulic tests on the reactor pressure vessel of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.

New Nuclear 14 July 2020


Containment building of first Akkuyu unit takes shape

Containment building of first Akkuyu unit takes shape

The installation of the second tier of the reactor building's internal containment has been completed at unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Mersin province, southern Turkey. The inner containment is one of the critical components of unit's safety systems, which prevent the release of radioactive materials to the environment, said JSC Akkuyu Nuklear.

New Nuclear 02 July 2020


Turkish utility to cooperate with Rolls-Royce in SMRs

Turkish utility to cooperate with Rolls-Royce in SMRs

Turkey's state-owned EUAS International ICC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK's Rolls-Royce to evaluate the technical, economical and legal applicability of small modular reactors. In addition, they will consider the possibility of joint production of such reactors.

New Nuclear 20 March 2020


Russia seals Akkuyu reactor vessel

Russia seals Akkuyu reactor vessel

AEM Technology, part of Russia's Atomenergomash, has completed the welding together of the two halves of the reactor vessel for the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant which is under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.

New Nuclear 12 February 2020


Russia and Turkey plan grid connection for Akkuyu plant

Russia and Turkey plan grid connection for Akkuyu plant

Turkish electricity transmissions system operator TEİAŞ and Russian-owned JSC Akkuyu Nuklear have signed a transmission grid connection agreement for the nuclear power plant under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey. The agreement means that full-scale work can start on creating a power distribution system for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which will include six high-voltage transmission lines.

New Nuclear 10 December 2019


Turkey issues construction licence for Akkuyu unit 2

Turkey issues construction licence for Akkuyu unit 2

Turkish regulator TAEK has granted Russian-owned JSC Akkuyu Nuklear a construction licence for unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.

Regulation & Safety 10 September 2019


GE supports Romanian and Turkish nuclear projects

GE supports Romanian and Turkish nuclear projects

GE Steam Power is to continue providing full maintenance services on two turbine islands at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania under a newly announced USD120 million multi-year agreement with Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica. Meanwhile, work has begun at GE's Belfort site to manufacture the first Arabelle steam turbine for Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant.
 

Corporate 28 June 2019


Basemat of Turkey's Akkuyu 1 completed

Basemat of Turkey's Akkuyu 1 completed

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced completion of the basemat for the nuclear island buildings of unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey. Meanwhile the European Parliament has voted to suspend EU accession negotiations with Turkey and has reportedly called for cancellation of the Akkuyu project.

New Nuclear 14 March 2019


Russia starts building Turkey's first nuclear power plant

Russia starts building Turkey's first nuclear power plant

Putin-Erdogan April 2018 - 48Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan today attended via videolink from Ankara a ceremony to mark the pouring of first safety-related concrete for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. Putin arrived today for a two-day working visit to the Turkish capital.

New Nuclear 03 April 2018


Middle East nuclear power to quadruple in ten years

Middle East nuclear power to quadruple in ten years

Nuclear electricity generation capacity in the Middle East is expected to increase from 3.6 gigawatts this year to 14.1 GWe by 2028 thanks to new construction start-ups and recent agreements between Middle Eastern countries and nuclear vendors, the US Energy Information Administration said yesterday. The United Arab Emirates will lead near-term growth by installing 5.4 GWe of nuclear capacity by 2020, it said.

Nuclear Policies 06 March 2018