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Akkuyu 2’s reactor vessel installed

Akkuyu 2’s reactor vessel installed

The second unit at Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant has had the installation of its reactor pressure vessel completed.

New Nuclear 22 September 2022


Polar crane lifted into place at Akkuyu unit 1

Polar crane lifted into place at Akkuyu unit 1

The operation to mount the circular bridge crane - a key part of the reactor building that will be used at all stages of the plant's life cycle - took about four hours to complete.

New Nuclear 24 August 2022


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Turkey seeks to resolve Akkuyu constructors dispute

Turkey seeks to resolve Akkuyu constructors dispute

Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources says it has taken the "necessary initiatives to resolve the conflict between the parties" after the Rosatom subsidiary Akkuyu Nuclear was reported to have terminated the contract with Turkish firm IC Içtaş.

New Nuclear 03 August 2022


Construction begins of fourth Turkish reactor

Construction begins of fourth Turkish reactor

First safety-related concrete has been poured for the fourth unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in the Mersin province of Turkey. The Akkuyu project - Turkey's first nuclear power plant - is based on an intergovernmental agreement Russia and Turkey signed in 2010.

New Nuclear 21 July 2022


Hot metal for Akkuyu 4

Hot metal for Akkuyu 4

The Atomenergomash factory in Volgodonsk, Russia is manufacturing the bottom of the reactor pressure vessel for Turkey's Akkuyu 4.

New Nuclear 04 July 2022


Work starts on Akkuyu 4 turbine building

Work starts on Akkuyu 4 turbine building

Construction has begun of the foundation slab for the turbine building of unit 4 at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey.

New Nuclear 30 May 2022


Turbine equipment for Akkuyu 1 delivered

Turbine equipment for Akkuyu 1 delivered

The main components of the turbine plant of Akkuyu unit 1 - including the stator, turbine generator rotor and low-pressure cylinder - have been delivered to the construction site in Turkey.

New Nuclear 17 March 2022


Major components in place at Akkuyu 1

Major components in place at Akkuyu 1

Installation has been completed of the main equipment within the reactor building of unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey. The Russian-supplied VVER-1200 is scheduled to start up next year.

New Nuclear 04 March 2022


Waste compactor ready for shipment to Akkuyu

Waste compactor ready for shipment to Akkuyu

A high-pressure press for the treatment of solid radioactive wastes at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey has passed factory acceptance tests. German engineering company Nukem Technologies and Russia's Nikimt-Atomstroy said they are now ready to deliver the equipment to the plant site.

Waste & Recycling 22 February 2022


Second reactor vessel arrives at Akkuyu

Second reactor vessel arrives at Akkuyu

A cargo ship carrying materials and equipment for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant - including the reactor pressure vessel for unit 2 - has arrived from Russia at the construction site on the southern coast of Turkey.

New Nuclear 03 February 2022