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Rosatom starts building reactor for Akkuyu unit 3

Rosatom starts building reactor for Akkuyu unit 3

AEM Technology, part of the Atomenergomash engineering subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has started manufacturing the reactor pressure vessel for unit 3 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. Yesterday's announcement follows a ceremony held on 10 March to mark the pouring of first concrete for the unit at the Akkuyu construction site, which is in the Mersin province of Turkey.

New Nuclear 16 March 2021


First concrete poured for Akkuyu unit 3

First concrete poured for Akkuyu unit 3

Rosatom announced today that first concrete has been poured for the third unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in the Mersin province of Turkey. The Russian and Turkish heads of state joined the ceremony held to mark the event by video link. The Akkuyu nuclear power plant project is based on an intergovernmental agreement the two countries signed in 2010.

New Nuclear 10 March 2021


Akkuyu Nuclear receives sustainability loans from Sovcombank

Akkuyu Nuclear receives sustainability loans from Sovcombank

JSC Akkuyu Nuclear, a subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, said today it had received two loans of up to USD200 million and USD100 million, respectively, for a period of seven years from Sovcombank to finance the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey. The loans are being provided on special terms, Rosatom said, including a reduction in the interest rate "when the borrower fulfills its sustainable development covenants". Sovcombank is one of Russia’s 10 biggest banks, with assets totalling RUB1.6 trillion (USD20.27 billion).

Corporate 09 March 2021


Akkuyu construction to be completed by 2026, says project CEO

Akkuyu construction to be completed by 2026, says project CEO

The four nuclear power units under construction in Turkey will be completed one per year between 2023 and 2026, Anastasia Zoteeva, CEO of the Akkuyu Nükleer AS project company, said in a television interview with Bloomberg HT on 8 February. Zoteeva also said the Rosatom majority-owned company was open to talks with potential investors in the project, for which it has a power purchase agreement for the first 15 years of each unit's operation.

New Nuclear 10 February 2021


First turbine module delivered for Akkuyu plant

First turbine module delivered for Akkuyu plant

GE Steam Power has delivered the first Arabelle steam turbine module for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey. Manufactured at its factory in Belfort, France, the turbine module is the first equipment delivered by GE for the project and was delivered four months ahead of schedule.

New Nuclear 13 January 2021


Reactor lid completed for Akkuyu unit 1

Reactor lid completed for Akkuyu unit 1

The Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM Technology has completed the manufacture of the reactor cover for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey. The product weighs 93 tonnes and has a diameter of 4.5 metres.

New Nuclear 30 November 2020


Turkey grants construction permit for Akkuyu unit 3

Turkey grants construction permit for Akkuyu unit 3

Turkey's nuclear regulatory authority (Nükleer Düzenleme Kurumu - NDK) has issued a construction licence to Russian-owned JSC Akkuyu Nuclear for unit 3 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.
 

Regulation & Safety 19 November 2020


Rosatom delivers RPV to Akkuyu plant site

Rosatom delivers RPV to Akkuyu plant site

The reactor pressure vessel for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey was delivered to the site yesterday, Rosatom has announced. The equipment was transported 3000 km over 20 days from the Atommash quay at the Tsimlyanskoye reservoir in Volgodonsk, Russia to the Eastern Cargo Terminal at the Akkuyu plant site, which is in Mersin province. Atommash is a subsidiary of Russia's AEM Technology.

New Nuclear 11 November 2020


Russia completes steam generators for Akkuyu and Bangladesh units

Russia completes steam generators for Akkuyu and Bangladesh units

Rosatom has completed the delivery of steam generators for the Akkuyu 1 and Rooppur 1 units under construction in Turkey and Bangladesh. The equipment was produced by Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of Rosatom’s engineering subsidiary AEM Technology.

New Nuclear 02 October 2020


Rosatom explains the 'multiplier effect' of new nuclear

Rosatom explains the 'multiplier effect' of new nuclear

The development of a national nuclear industry facilitates a country's economic growth while at the same time keeping in harmony with low-carbon and sustainable development, Yaroslav Mozdakov, director for communications and international affairs at Rusatom Energy International, said last week during a webinar hosted by the Expert Group on Resource Management of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. REIN is a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Corporate 28 September 2020