Russian Company Rosatom Sets Record with Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant Project in Turkey

Rosatom Breaks Record in Akkuyu Plant Project

The representative of the Russian company Rosatom, Igor Kotov, said that the company broke a new record as part of the implementation of the Akkuyu plant project, which is the first nuclear power plant in Turkey.

Russian Nuclear Engineering Sets New Record

Kotov, head of the mechanical engineering department of Atomenergomash, a subsidiary of Rosatom, said on Monday: “Russian nuclear engineering set a record in its history after delivering a new design for the third power unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey. That was done.” From the Atomash laboratory in the city of Volgodonsk, Rostov region (southern Russia).

Fifth Chassis Shipment in 2023

According to the Russian official, the new chassis will be the fifth chassis to be shipped this year 2023 from the Rosatom plant in Volgodonsk, and this number is a record.

Timely Delivery of Equipment

He noted that the new equipment will be sent to the customer exactly 3 years after the date of shipment of the first train of the first power unit of the station.

The First Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey

Akkuyu station is the first nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey, the project is being implemented on the basis of an intergovernmental cooperation agreement concluded between Russia and Turkey on May 12, 2010.

Four Power Units with Russian-Developed Reactors

The station consists of four power units with Russian-developed generation 3+ hydro-water-power reactors. The capacity of each power unit will be 1200 megawatts.

Significant Electricity Production

Once at full capacity, the nuclear power plant will produce about 35 billion kilowatt-hours per year. It is expected to cover up to 10% of Turkey’s electricity needs.

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