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The Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-Technologies JSC (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) said on 8 July it had carried out cargo tests of two casings for the main circulation pumping units (MCPU) for unit 2 of the Akkuyu NPP being built in Turkey. The purpose of the cargo tests is to control the strength of the welded seams between the trunnions and the reactor coolant pipeline (RCP) body.

Date: Thursday, 15 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscargo-testing-completed-of-pump-casings-for-akkuyu-npp-8893811

The third tier of the internal containment shell has been installed at unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey, project company Akkuyu Nuclear said on 7 June. The installation of the cylindrical structure, weighing 322 tons, took a whole day.

Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsthird-tier-of-inner-containment-installed-at-akkuyu-1-8810913

The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) has been installed at unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, which is constructing four VVER-1200 reactors at the site in Mersin province, described the milestone as "one of the key stages in the main equipment assembly".

Date: Thursday, 03 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reactor-vessel-installed-at-first-Turkish-unit

Russian scientists at the Ural Federal University (UFU) have created samples of clay bricks that are able to attenuate ionising radiation as much as possible - to a level that is safe for the human body, UFU said on 18 May. An article describing the technology was published in the journal Applied Radiation and Isotopes.

Date: Friday, 21 May 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-scientists-develop-anti-radiation-building-materials-8757411

The Iraqi Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority said on 22 April that it is holding talks with Russia, France and the USA to discuss the prospect of building nuclear reactors for civil application. The head of the authority, Kamal Hussein Latif, said in an interview with the Iraqi News Agency that several preliminary meetings had been held by the government committee on building nuclear reactors for research purposes to study the feasibility of installing a nuclear reactor, in accordance with guidelines set by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Date: Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiraq-considers-nuclear-energy-8699332

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a clear mandate, but the climate crisis and the economic impact of the pandemic mean that, on behalf of its Member States, it needs to have a more visible presence than has traditionally been the case, its director general said yesterday during the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, which is being held this week by the US Nuclear Energy Institute and World Nuclear Association. Speaking as part of the forum's first session - Executive Panel: From Plans to Actions - Rafael Mariano Grossi said the IAEA is therefore collaborating even more with other organisations to offer its "unique perspective".

Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEAs-presence-is-expanding-says-Grossi

The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division - Atomenergomash) has begun to manufacture containers for the passive core bay system (SPZAZ) for unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey, Atommash said on 24 March. Atommash will manufacture SPZAZ hydraulic tanks for Akkuyu units 1&3. Each tank consists of three shells and two bottoms. The shells are made of 60 mm thick stainless steel sheet and 24 shells are needed for the set of SPZAZ tanks. Some of the blanks have already passed initial inspection and the heads and shells are being machined using turning-boring machines and horizontal boring machining centres. The assembly of fittings has started on the bottom of the hydraulic tanks.

Date: Friday, 26 March 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsatommash-begins-manufacturing-passive-safety-systems-for-akkuyu-npp-8625890

The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of the mechanical engineering division of Rosatom - Atomenergomash) has started manufacturing the reactor vessel for unit 3 of Turkey’s Akkuyu NPP, Atomenergomash said on 15 March. The blanks have passed the incoming inspection, including measurements with a 3D scanner. The shells of the nozzle zone and the flange for the first protective surfacing have been machined. Specialists are also manufacturing branch pipes of the emergency core cooling system. Further, control activities, surfacing and welding of nozzles will follow.

Date: Thursday, 18 March 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswork-begins-on-akkuyu-3-as-sovcombank-confirms-sustainable-development-loans-8606292

US-based GE Steam Power said on 15 March that it had designed, manufactured and tested the Arabelle turbine’s first low pressure rotor equipped with the largest ever last-stage blade at 75 inches.

Date: Thursday, 18 March 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsge-tests-largest-ever-last-stage-blade-for-arabelle-turbines-rotor-8606322

AEM Technology, part of the Atomenergomash engineering subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has started manufacturing the reactor pressure vessel for unit 3 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. Yesterday's announcement follows a ceremony held on 10 March to mark the pouring of first concrete for the unit at the Akkuyu construction site, which is in the Mersin province of Turkey.

Date: Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rosatom-starts-building-reactor-for-Akkuyu-unit-3