The largest nuclear construction site in the world. The first reactor of the Russian-Turkish Akkuyu nuclear power plant is ready to load nuclear fuel

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Installation of turbine generator equipment is in progress

Director for Construction and Production Organization of JSC «Akkuyu Nuclear» Denis Sezemin said that the first reactor of the Russian-Turkish nuclear power plant Akkuyu ready to load nuclear fuel.

He stated that a 300-ton crane has been installed in the building of the first power unit of the nuclear power plant and installation of turbine generator equipment is underway.

A very important process <…> was carried out in the reactor building, the installation and dismantling of the reactor equipment and its cover was carried out. During this process, the compliance of the reactor, its internal equipment and other elements of the design documentation was established, which means the reactor is ready for the next stage — fuel loading.

Denis Sesemin

A week ago it became known that the first power unit of the Akkuyu NPP received permission from the Turkish authorities to enter into operation. “Issuing a permit shows that we did everything correctly both from the standpoint of Turkey and [from the standpoint of] international law. It provides us with the opportunity to begin the commissioning stage », — noted Sesemin.

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Loading of nuclear fuel into the first reactor will begin after receiving a license for its operation. Specialists «Akkuyu Nuclear» continue to develop technical documentation for applying for a license.

Akkuyu NPP is being created by the Russian state corporation Rosatom. This is the first nuclear power plant in Turkey and the largest nuclear construction project in the world at the moment. The project includes four power units with Russian-designed VVER generation III+ reactors. The capacity of each nuclear power plant unit will be 1.2 thousand MW. This is the world's first nuclear power plant implemented using the Build-Own-Operate model.

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