NPP “Akkuyu” (Türkiye), April 27 – Rosatom CEO Alexei Likhachev said Thursday that the Akkuyu NPP project is being implemented by Rosatom with Turkish partners on schedule, despite the sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation.
“The pressure of sanctions on the Russian Federation, on Rosatom’s institutions, is also a terrifying earthquake in Turkey that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, and yet, despite all these trials, together with our Turkish friends and partners, we are moving,” Likhachev told reporters before the ceremony for handing over the nuclear fuel. For nuclear power plants “Moreover, we are cutting back some stages of this schedule.
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He noted that the aforementioned factors affected the implementation of the project, but thanks to the support of governments and the “personal interest” of the presidents, it is possible to move forward.
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in a video conference in a solemn ceremony marking the delivery of Russian-made nuclear fuel to Power Unit No. 1 of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, Akkuyu, which is being worked on. Built by the state corporation Rosatom.
Rosatom confirmed that the delivery of new nuclear fuel to the Akkuyu NPP site in the Gulnar district of Mersin province will be a key event in 2023 in the construction of this nuclear power plant, which is the largest project in the history of Russian-Turkish cooperation. The plant’s nuclear fuel will be housed in a fresh fuel storage facility. After that, the Akkuyu NPP will become a nuclear facility, and Turkey will become a nuclear-powered country, as previously told the News Agency at the Akkuyu nuclear design company.
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