Officials of the Republic of Kazakhstan visited the construction site of the first nuclear power plant in Turkey. Delegation headed by Minister of Energy Bolat Akchulakov also included Board Chairman of Samruk-Kazyna JSC Almasadam Satkaliyev, as well as other business executives. Foreign guests were told about the Akkuyu NPP construction progress and saw the main facilities of the power plant under construction.
Rosatom State Corporation First Deputy Director General for Development and International Business Kirill Komarov and AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC Chief Executive Officer Anastasia Zoteeva addressed Kazakhstan delegation members with welcome speeches. After passing the obligatory occupational safety briefing, guests visited the Eastern Marine Cargo Terminal, the main transport hub of the project, examined the construction site of Unit 1 pump station and went to highest point of the site with a panorama of the power units under construction.
After the site tour, an open dialogue on the nuclear power plant construction took place. AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC Chief Executive Officer of - Anastasia Zoteeva told the guests about the particularities of Akkuyu NPP project implementation in Turkey. “Rusatom International Network”Private institution President Vadim Titov shared his experience in conducting communication activities during the nuclear power plant construction. The official part of the visit was concluded with a questions and answers session.
Akkuyu NPP is the first nuclear power plant in Turkey. It will consist of four Power Units with VVER-1200 generation III+ reactors equipped with advanced safety systems. The total installed capacity of the NPP is 4,800 MW. The estimated life of each unit is 60 years, with the 20-year extension based on the results of the project safety assessment and approvals by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NDK) of Turkey. After the commissioning of all four Power Units, Akkuyu NPP will generate about 35 billion kWh per year.
Materials and equipment supply for the NPP under construction is the result of a large-scale international cooperation. Most of the long-lead equipment for the four Power Units of the Akkuyu NPP, including reactors, steam generators, reactor coolant pumps, is manufactured at Russian enterprises, which are the part of Rosatom machine-building division. Turkish manufacturers, which have the required certificates, provide supplies of ventilation and heat exchange equipment, pumps, and pressure vessels.