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29.08.2022

INFORMATION STATEMENT

The implementation of the construction project for the first nuclear power plant in Turkey, Akkuyu NPP, continues constantly. Construction and installation works are being carried out at all construction sites of the main and auxiliary facilities: four power units, offshore and onshore hydraulic structures, power distribution systems, administrative buildings, training center, physical protection facilities of the future nuclear power plant.

 

Key construction and installation operations are carried out according to the schedule. In August, the installation of the Unit 1 turbine condenser has begun. On August 14, a polar crane, one of the most important mechanisms of the reactor compartment, was installed in the reactor building of Unit 1. Recently, a new workshop to manufacture the air ducts has been launched at the Akkuyu NPP site. In the reactor compartment of Unit 2, preparations are underway for the installation of the lining of the reactor shaft.

 

The program for training operational personnel for the Akkuyu NPP is being actively implemented. This year, five Turkish citizens who graduated from the program successfully completed all the theoretical and practical training courses for the "Reactor Operation Chief Specialist" position and proved their high level of knowledge and skills according to the results of the tests. When the first power unit of the Akkuyu NPP is put into operation, they will take part in the management of the reactor on an equal basis with their Russian counterparts.

 

Any information published in the media and social networks with the allegation that AKKUYU NÜKLEER JSC. has made mass dismissals or given mandatory leave to its employees is not true, and these allegations are made by anonymous sources in order to discredit the Akkuyu NPP project. Company personnel and sub-contractors, who re-signed contracts for construction and installation works with TSM Energy, the new main contractor of Akkuyu NPP, continue to fulfill their professional duties for Turkey's first nuclear power plant and contribute to the realization of the construction project.

 

AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC will regularly inform the public with relevant and reliable information regarding the progress of the Akkuyu NPP project.