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Intergovernmental   Nuclear

3/28/2022

Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant Project

Akkuyu Nükleer A.Ş. First Deputy CEO and Director of the Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Butckikh: “We are preparing to install the pressure chamber of the nuclear reactor at the second power unit. Foundations are completed at the third power unit as construction works are continued. Foundation pit excavations are also performed at the fourth power unit. We are preparing to pour concrete at the foundation. We will commission the power plant according to the foreseen work schedule”…

Akkuyu Nükleer A.Ş. First Deputy CEO and Director of the Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Sergei Butckikh gave information on the current status of works at the power plant.

Butckikh stating that the project is being progressed in an active manner, said “It can be declared that the worksite of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant is presently the largest jobsite for a nuclear power plant worldwide.” Butckikh noting that they have started a very significant assembly process at the first power unit of the plant, said “The operation in question is the welding process of the main circulation pipeline. The pipeline in question will be connecting the nuclear reactor which is the heart of the reactor to other important equipment. For this reason, the assembly process is of utmost importance.” Butckikh commenting on the stage reached at the jobsite, continued as follows:

“Construction works of the turbine building at the first power unit are underway. We are preparing to install the pressure chamber of the nuclear reactor at the second power unit. Foundations are completed at the third power unit as construction works are continued. Foundation pit excavations are also performed at the fourth power unit. We are preparing to pour concrete at the foundation. We will definitely achieve our set targets and we will commission the power plant according to the foreseen work schedule.”

 

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