The official delegation was met at the Akkuyu NPP site by the Russian Ambassador in Turkey Alexey Yerkhov, CEO of Rosatom State Corporation Alexey Likhachev and CEO of Akkuyu Nuclear Anastasia Zoteeva.
The President of Turkey examined the progress of the project and met with young Turkish engineers who received their education in Russian universities within the Akkuyu NPP personnel training program.
President Erdogan stated:
- The facility in Akkuyu will significantly contribute to our development through electricity generation, to the nature through lower carbon emissions, and to our efforts in this area through its technology
- At a time when climate change is debated more and more widely, nuclear plants are still the most important alternative energy sources for countries like ours
At the construction areas of power units 1 and 2, the main and auxiliary buildings are already being erected, and equipment is being installed.
To date, the molten core catcher, the dry reactor shielding, and the reactor vessel have been installed in the reactor building of power unit 1; reinforcement and concreting of building structures and premises for the installation of steam generators and components of the reactor coolant pipeline, which will connect the main equipment of the NPP primary circuit, is currently underway.
In early March, Erdogan and Putin launched the construction of unit 3 of the Akkuyu NPP via videoconference.
At the site of power unit 3, the reinforcement of the foundation slabs has been completed, and the foundation of the reactor compartment and the turbine building has been concreted.
At the site of power unit 4, the pit is being developed in accordance with the limited construction permit obtained on June 30, 2021.
After the construction is completed, the NPP with an installed capacity of 4,800 MW will generate about 35 billion kWh per year.