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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 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design (SEED) mission to Kazakhstan to review the country's process for selecting the site of a planned nuclear power plant.

Date: Thursday, 09 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-assesses-Kazakh-plant-site-selection-process

Almasadam Satkaliyev, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Energy says "Rosatom has a certain advantage as supplier of the nuclear island" for a planned NPP. While the authorities continue to look for a contractor and supplier of equipment for construction of its planned NPP, they understand that Russia’s Rosatom has advantages in this area, he noted.

Date: Friday, 14 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskazakhstan-continues-to-pursue-npp-plans-10756528

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscommissioning-of-akkuyu-npp-to-begin-this-year-10644572

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-fuel-to-be-delivered-to-Akkuyu-this-spring

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsno-earthquake-damage-reported-at-akkuyu-npp-10582829

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/No-damage-reported-at-Akkuyu-site-after-Turkey-e

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-completes-siting-review-for-Uzbekistan