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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

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

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

The first shifts of personnel have begun pre-licensing training using a full-scale simulator in the new building of the training centre at the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye. Practical experience on a simulator is the final stage of the training programme for plant personnel, Natalya Shulepova, project director at the Rosatom Technical Academy, explained. “After completing the training, Akkuyu Nuclear JSC employees will have to pass certification exams to obtain a licence from the Turkish Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NDK),” she said.

Date: Saturday, 18 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssimulator-training-begins-at-akkuyu-npp-11306073

The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) has been delivered by Rosatom to the construction site of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye, following a 3,150 km voyage by sea. The RPV is a vertical cylindrical vessel with an elliptical bottom, which will contain the core, devices for control and protection systems of the reactor, structural elements for to control the nuclear reaction and to transfer thermal energy to the coolant. The RPV, which weighs 347.5 tonnes in shipping packaging, is 11.45 metres long and 5.7 metres wide. It was manufactured at the Atommash plant, part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division.

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsreactor-pressure-vessel-delivered-to-akkuyu-3-11297180

The recent visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Kazakhstan resulted in a raft of agreements covering a wide range of areas. Kazakhstan President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said the visit was of special importance in terms of determining the prospects for the development of relations between the two countries. He noted that the independent development of the two countries was not an obstacle but resulted in a mutually beneficial partnership” which was “well understood in both Kazakhstan and Russia”.

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-strengthens-relations-with-kazakhstan-pending-decision-on-npp-construction-11297584