Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined through videoconference on March 10 a ceremony commemorating the beginning of Unit Three development, which was held on the website of the primary Turkish nuclear energy plant Akkuyu.
Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev and Akkuyu Nuclear JSC CEO Anastasia Zoteeva had been current on the Akkuyu NPP website, stated Rosatom which os developing the plant.
At the ceremony, the leaders of the 2 international locations gave permission to start out development work by pouring the primary concrete into the muse of Unit 3.
Speaking on the occasion, Likhachev famous that development work was progressing quickly. “Just three years after the Akkuyu NPP construction began, we are starting full-scale construction work on the third power unit. The project is proceeding at an unprecedented speed. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Turkish government and local officials for their comprehensive support of the project. Only through the support of the country’s leadership, Turkish industrial companies and the public, we will be able to build the nuclear power plant quickly and efficiently. The NPP will be one of the cornerstones for the country’s energy security,” he stated.
For his half, Donmez famous that development and commissioning of the plant will present 10% of Turkey’s electrical energy wants. “It is also important contribution to the preservation of our ecology: nuclear power plants are a source of environmentally friendly and uninterrupted electricity. The project is a driver for the development of industry, economy, employment, and also contributes to the development of many related industries,” he stated.
The development license for Unit Three was issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NDK) on November 13, 2020. Concrete is being poured onto the strengthened base of the facility unit. The basis is split into 16 work zones, so-called sections. Concrete pouring at every part might be carried out around the clock, and a technical shelter will defend the location from precipitation. Concrete might be poured to a top of two.6 meters; the typical quantity of every part might be 1,100 cubic meters, Rosatom stated, including that the full quantity of concrete combination poured into the muse slab as a part of the concrete pouring works might be 17,000 cubic meters.