5th October, 2020. Seventy representatives of 49 manufacturer companies from Mersin and Adana provinces took part in an information webinar for potential suppliers under the Akkuyu NPP Project arranged by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey and Çukurova Development Agency.


Representatives of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC, TİTAN-2 IC İÇTAŞ İNŞAAT ANONİM ŞİRKETİ (the main construction contractor), and specialists of the Turkish Standards Institution delivered presentations during the webinar. AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC provided general information about Akkuyu NPP to the webinar participants; information on the significance of the first nuclear power plant for the power balance in the Republic of Turkey; the status of the Project implementation; role of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC in the sharing of responsibilities relating to equipment and materials supplies. One of the presentations contained detailed information for the suppliers regarding terms of participation in procurement procedures for the needs of the Akkuyu NPP Construction Project. Representatives of TİTAN-2 IC İÇTAŞ İNŞAAT ANONİM ŞİRKETİ spoke about the company's role in the Project in terms of equipment and material procurements, about the tender schedule and procedures for suppliers selection, and about work of the company's information office in Istanbul, which renders support in localization of production within the process of Akkuyu NPP construction. An account of standard comparative studies and Akkuyu NPP Project's certification processes was given at the webinar by specialists of the Turkish Standards Institution. The online meeting with the suppliers concluded with a session of questions and answers.


“Seminars for potential suppliers are an integral part of our work. We are well aware of the demand to clarify the rules of procurement procedures implemented within the Akkuyu NPP Project, since we are interested in increasing competition between suppliers and attracting more and more Turkish companies to the project in order to provide cost reduction. Seminars for Turkish manufacturers have already become a good tradition: we regularly meet at sectorial conferences and forums, we hold information events both independently and in cooperation with the chambers of commerce and industry of the Republic of Turkey. This time, the host parties were the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Agency for the Development of the Chukurova Region. We are very grateful to them for the coordination support of the webinar”, said Aleksey Frolov, AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC Managing Director for GR and International Cooperation.


Such events aimed to involve local suppliers in the Akkuyu NPP Project, make a considerable contribution to the Turkish economy, and promote job growth. The parties implementing and controlling the construction of Akkuyu NPP make active efforts to enhance the degree of localization within the scope of the Project. For this purpose, an extended Localization Working Group was created. Among the members of the Group are representatives of management teams of the Project's key participants: The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey, AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC, TİTAN-2 IC İÇTAŞ İNŞAAT ANONİM ŞİRKETİ (the main contractor), and the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE). The extended Working Group is subdivided into sections, which hold meetings to accelerate the localization process.