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Russia’s SPC Doza is installing the 21st radiation control post within a 20-kilometre zone around the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye. The Automated Radiation Monitoring System (ARMS) manufactured by SPC Doza will continuously monitor the radiation and meteorological situation in the environmental protection zones and monitoring zones in all operating modes, including design basis and beyond design basis accidents.

Date: Saturday, 25 March 2023
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Rosatom in the third quarter of this year will begin work on the commissioning unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey. Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev made the announcement during a visit to the construction site. He was accompanied by the Director General of Project Company Akkuyu Nukleer, Anastasia Zoteeva, and other construction managers. Following talks with Turkish Minister of Energy & Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez Likhachev also had meetings with representatives of Turkish contracting organisations involved in construction and installation work at the NPP site. Discussion included project financing, plans for the construction of a residential town for plant operators, fuel deliveries and the possibilities for participation of Turkish companies in other foreign projects of Rosatom.

Date: Friday, 03 March 2023
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Rosatom's Director General Alexei Likhachev said, after talks with Turkey's energy minister Fatih Dönmez, that nuclear fuel would be delivered to Akkuyu this spring, with construction to be completed in the third quarter and then "proceed to commissioning".

Date: Thursday, 02 March 2023
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Data from Swiss Nuclear Forum shows five units were shut down Leibstadt, one of Switzerland's four nuclear power units in commercial operation. Image courtesy Alpiq. There were 438 commercial nuclear power plants in operation in 33 countries at the end of 2022, according to data from the Swiss Nuclear Forum.

The forum said six new nuclear power plants went online in 2022 and five units were permanently shut down.

The six new plants were Olkiluoto-3 in Finland, the first new reactor to start up in Western Europe in around 15 years, Fuqing-6 and Hongyanhe-6 in China, Kanupp-3 in Pakistan, Shin-Hanul-1 in South Korea and Barakah-3 in the United Arab Emirates.

Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2023
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The Akkuyu NPP, currently under construction in Turkey, was not damaged by the major earthquake that recently struck central Turkey and northwest Syria, according to Rosatom. Anastasia Zoteeva General Director of Russian project company Akkuyu Nuclearsaid earth tremors of about magnitude 3 were felt “but our specialists have not revealed any damage to building structures, cranes and equipment”. However, she added, “We are nevertheless carrying out extensive diagnostic measures to make sure that construction and installation operations can continue safely.”

Date: Friday, 10 February 2023
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There have been no reports of damage to the Akkuyu nuclear power plant after two large earthquakes struck Turkey. But safety checks are continuing at the plant, which is currently under construction.

Date: Tuesday, 07 February 2023
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Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) has submitted a preliminary proposal to Turkey for the construction of four APR-1400 units at a site in northern part of the country. Kepco CEO Jung Song Il presented a proposal to Turkish Minister of Energy & Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez.

Date: Friday, 03 February 2023
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Two countries expected to begin feasibility study for $30bn project Russian state nuclear corportion Rosatom is building Turkey’s first nuclear station at Akkuyu. Courtesy Rosatom. South Korea’s state-run Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) said on Tuesday (1 February) it had submitted a preliminary proposal to Turkey to take part in a project worth about $30bn (€27bn) to build four nuclear power plants in the European country.

Kepco chief executive officer Cheong Seung-il met Turkey's energy minister, Fatih Donmez, on Monday and presented the proposal regarding the construction of four nuclear plants at a possible in the northern part of the country, according to the company.

“The main contents of the proposal include the introduction of Kepco and Korea's excellent nuclear power plant construction capabilities, the business structure of the Turkey nuclear power plant, the construction period, and localisation,” Kepco said in a statement.

Press reports in December 2022 said Kepco was in discussions with the Turkish government to develop the four nuclear power plants.

A spokesperson at Kepco, the largest electric utility in South Korea and parent company of nuclear operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power, said the two countries were expected to begin a feasibility study this year, after which they could sign an agreement to build the four reactors.

Date: Friday, 03 February 2023
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Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has submitted a preliminary proposal to Turkey for the construction of four APR-1400 reactors at an undisclosed site in the northern part of the country.

Date: Wednesday, 01 February 2023
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An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design (SEED) mission to Uzbekistan, which plans to build its first nuclear power plant in the southeast of the country.

Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2023
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