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Rosatom is building the second block of the Turkish Akkuyu NPP
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Rosatom is building the second block of the Turkish Akkuyu NPP 

The State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom has begun pouring the “first concrete” of the second unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey. According to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey Fatih Donmez, this means the actual start of the construction of the unit.

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Figure from the website http://en.dunyatimes.com/[19659004††Thesecondunitwillbeputintooperationayearafterthefirst”-quotestheMinister agency Anadolu. Earlier it became known that the commissioning of the first unit of Akkuyu NPP is planned for 2023.

Anastasia Zoteeva, general director, chairman of the board of directors of Akkuyu Nuclear (part of Rosatom, is implementing a project to build the first nuclear power plant in Turkey) installation work is currently being carried out simultaneously at two Akkuyu power units.

“The first unit recently completed concreting the foundation slab of the machine room and established a melt trap. Now we are preparing for the installation of the second tier of the inner containment – this is already work in the containment zone. This year's plans are to complete the construction of the outer walls to the 26th mark, “says Zoteeva.

” Next, we plan to start welding the main circular pipeline. At the same time, work is underway on a huge number of auxiliary objects: construction and installation base, fuel storage, tunnels and others. The second block completes the concreting of both foundation slabs – both the reactor compartment and the hall. On the third block, planned drilling and blasting operations are underway, ”the Director General noted.

Akkuyu NPP is built mainly by Turkish engineers

At the moment, almost 90% of the engineers employed in the construction are Turkish citizens, Fatih Donmez emphasized. After the commissioning of the facility, 3 thousand people will be required to operate the power plant. According to him, the authorities are doing everything so that the specialists who will work for Akkuyu will receive education in Turkey.

“We signed a protocol with the Ministry of National Education. We are going to change the curriculum, according to which educational programs in the field of nuclear energy will appear in the technical vocational schools of Mersin, including the Gulnar district where we are located, ”the Minister said.

Project for the construction of the first Akkuyu NPP in Turkey implemented by Akkuyu Nuclear on the basis of an intergovernmental agreement signed between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey in May 2010. After the construction of Akkuyu NPP with an installed capacity of 4800 MW will be completed, it will produce about 35 billion kWh per year. : ///

Record Rosatom is building the second unit of the Turkish Akkuyu NPP first appeared TEKNOBLOG .

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