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The Roadmaps to New Nuclear conference, organised by the French Ministry for Energy Transition and the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in Paris, resulted in two communiques signed by energy ministers and industry representatives emphasising the need for nuclear energy.

Date: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
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Representatives of the nuclear industry in OECD nations, and representatives of the governments of 20 countries, have issued communiqués committing to work together to expand nuclear energy capacity, after the inaugural Roadmaps to New Nuclear conference organised by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the French government.

Date: Saturday, 30 September 2023
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The manufacture of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 3 of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant has been completed in Russia. This brings the number of RPVs supplied by Russia so far this year to a record five, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom noted.

Date: Thursday, 28 September 2023
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In the building of the unit 2 turbine hall at the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye, concreting of the foundation of the turbine unit has been completed. This is a key event enabling installation of components of the turbine unit.

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2023
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Turkey's Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar has said the country is in talks with Russia about a second nuclear plant, and with China for a third one - and has also held out the ambition of adding 5 GW of small modular reactor (SMR) capacity to the country's energy system by 2050.

Date: Saturday, 16 September 2023
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At the construction site of the Akkuyu NPP in Turkiye, a bridge crane with a carrying capacity of 350 tonnes has been put into operation in the engine room of unit 1. This is the main crane of the turbine building – the bridge electric double-beam crane – and will enable lifting, transport, loading and unloading operations during construction and installation work and subsequently during operation of the plant.

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023
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The pouring of concrete for the foundation slab of the reactor building at Turkey's Akkuyu unit 4 has been finished - it involved 17,500 cubic metres of concrete mix.

Date: Thursday, 10 August 2023
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A full-scale simulator, PMT, an exact copy of the control units of Turkiye’s Akkuyu NPP, has been delivered to the construction site. It will allow practical training, licensing and advanced training of operational personnel before the plant begins operation.

Date: Saturday, 15 July 2023
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Turkey is in talks with Russia, China and South Korea over its planned second and third nuclear power plants, and with the USA and United Kingdom over small modular reactors (SMRs), Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar is reported to have told a media briefing.

Date: Tuesday, 11 July 2023
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Spanish, French and Slovakian engineering firms IDOM, Assystem and VUJE have set up the NUClear Engineering Alliance (NUCEAL) to support the development of EDF’s projects in the European Union. The joint venture was launched in Lyon, France, in the presence of French Minister for Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher.

Date: Friday, 23 June 2023
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