The second construction stage of Akkuyu NPP is in progress in Turkey

March 18, 2020

In Turkey, preparations are underway to start construction of Unit no. 2 of Akkuyu NPP under a construction license issued in August 2019. Delivery of core catcher equipment from Tyazhmash JSC is expected at the construction site. The embedded parts — core catcher supports will be the first to be shipped to the site in March 2020. In the meantime, the core catcher casing is welded and goes through the mechanical treatment stage.

For Unit no. 1, core catcher equipment was delivered in three stages: the first overall assembly units of the casing and filler were shipped in summer 2019; the maintenance platform was shipped to the customer in autumn, and the cantilever truss and the guide plate were shipped in December. Shipment of water supply valves will be the final stage of work on Unit no. 1. Also for Unit no. 1 supplies of the reactor vault and inspection cavity have also begun. Dry shield, thermal insulation of the casing cylindrical part, embedded parts of the inspection cavity, support truss and support of the protective pipe unit were delivered to the facility.

At present, Tyazhmash JSC has orders for manufacturing of core catcher equipment, reactor vault and inspection cavity, polar cranes and transport portals for Akkuyu NPP units under construction.