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Turbine building roof installed at Akkuyu 2

Turbine building roof installed at Akkuyu 2

The three-month process of installing the roof on the turbine building of the second unit at Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant has been completed.

New Nuclear 13 May 2024


Akkuyu nuclear plant's first airlock gateway installed

Akkuyu nuclear plant's first airlock gateway installed

The 7-metre diameter and 14-metre-long cylindrical chamber has an airlock system allowing the moving of material or equipment into and out of the heart of the first unit at Turkey's new Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant.

New Nuclear 03 May 2024


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Commissioning work is beginning at Akkuyu 1

Commissioning work is beginning at Akkuyu 1

The first unit at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey is now entering the commissioning stage, with the aim of it supplying Turkey's energy system in 2025, Rosatom says.

New Nuclear 09 April 2024


Work under way on Akkuyu decommissioning costs

Work under way on Akkuyu decommissioning costs

TVEL has entered an agreement "to develop cost plans for the decommissioning" of the four units being built at Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which are expected to have a design life of at least 60 years.

New Nuclear 18 March 2024


Turkey continuing negotiations over new nuclear power plants

Turkey continuing negotiations over new nuclear power plants

Turkey's Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar says it hopes to launch the first unit at Akkuyu by the end of the year - while negotiations continue with Russia, China and South Korea about two more nuclear power plants.

New Nuclear 11 March 2024


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


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