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JSC Ruspolimet in Vyksa (Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region) has shipped the lead transport and packaging container TUK-137T.A1 manufactured for the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye. The equipment was manufactured by Ruspolimet for Tekhsnabexport (Tenex), Rosatom’s sales and trading division.

Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinnovative-equipment-for-handling-spent-nuclear-fuel-sent-to-akkuyu-npp-11519933

A “clean area” has been prepared in the reactor compartment of unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye. This is a prepared workspace for the control assembly of the reactor install the equipment needed to load the simulated reactor core before cold and hot testing begins. Specialists of project company Akkuyu Nukleer set up the area in accordance with the requirements of the technical regulations. Construction materials have been removed from the working area; multiple wet cleaning is conducted on a daily basis; and limited access of all but essential personnel has been arranged. The reactor pressure vessel for unit 1 was delivered to the site in November 2023.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsclean-area-prepared-for-reactor-assembly-at-akkuyu-1-11511899

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is favourably positioned for the introduction of advanced micro and small modular reactors, according to an economic study conducted by Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP).

Date: Friday, 09 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SMRs-economically-feasible-in-Puerto-Rico,-study-f

Two horizontal steam-heater separators (a component of the steam generators) are being delivered from Russia for unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye. The initial part of the journey involved transportation along the frozen Neva River, accompanied by three icebreakers and two tugboats.

Date: Saturday, 03 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstwo-horizontal-steam-heater-separators-dispatched-to-akkuyu-npp-11483115

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, during a five-day visit to Russia, signed agreements with Russia for additional units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The agreement was signed following a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Ministry of Industry & Trade Denis Manturov.

Date: Thursday, 04 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindia-and-russia-agree-to-expand-kudankulam-11408394

Unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye is ready to load nuclear fuel, according to Denis Sezemin, the Director for Construction & Production Organisation at project company Akkuyu Nukleer (part of Rosatom). He said a 300-tonne crane had been installed at unit 1 and the installation of turbine generator equipment was underway. “A very important process … has been carried - the installation of the reactor equipment and the containment. During this process, compliance was established of the reactor, its internal equipment and other elements with the design documentation. This means the reactor is ready for the next stage - fuel loading.” 

Date: Thursday, 21 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsunit-1-at-turkiyes-akkuyu-npp-ready-for-fuel-loading-11387304

A new chemical laboratory has been commissioned at the Akkuyu NPP construction site in Turkiye to conduct high-accurate water monitoring, which will be used in the NPP operation and equipment flushing during the preparation stage for start-up of the units.

Date: Saturday, 16 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-chemical-analysis-laboratory-opens-at-akkuyu-11374888

The Council of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NDK) of Turkiye has issued a commissioning permit for unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP to project company Akkuyu Nukleer, part of Rosatom. The application was sent to NDK in two stages. The first set of documents was submitted to NDK on 17 March and the second on 24August. These included a comprehensive package confirming the readiness of the unit for commissioning.

Date: Friday, 15 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscommissioning-permit-issued-for-akkuyu-1-11372814

Turkey's Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NDK) has issued permission to the Akkuyu nuclear power plant to commission the first power unit.

Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Akkuyu-unit-1-gets-commissioning-permit