Nuclear industry news

26.05.2020

136 Russian specialists came to Turkey on May 21 to work at the Akkuyu NPP site

All the workers were tested for coronavirus before departure and were temporarily isolated before the flight. The Turkish party enabled Russian specialists to comply with all necessary safety precautions after they arrived at Adana airport. A separate terminal was assigned, specialists have undergone a medical check-up. All employees were transferred to their temporary place of residence.

 

Thanks to the support of Turkish authorities, the workers are currently quarantined in a private dormitory under strict observation of medical doctors and relevant organizations for 14 days. Each worker resides separately following social isolation rules. After the quarantine period is over, the Turkish side will re-test the personnel for COVID-19. After this, the Russian specialists will be admitted to work in accordance with all occupational safety and health norms and requirements in place at the Akkuyu NPP site.

 

Akkuyu Nuclear JSC extends its gratitude to the Government of the Turkish Republic and Adana and Mersin Governorships for all the precautions taken and their comprehensive support provided to Russian specialists that have arrived in Turkey. The company continues to ensure the health and safety of the staff working on the Akkuyu NPP construction site, taking all the necessary precautions to diminish the effects of the epidemiological crisis on Turkey’s first NPP construction and entirely fulfil its obligations to the Turkish side within the timeframe as stipulated in the Intergovernmental Agreement. Akkuyu Nuclear JSC follows the advice of the Turkish Republic’s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the state’s other governmental authorities.