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06.08.2015

A delegation of Turkish officials has visited Novovoronezhskaya NPP-2

A delegation of Turkish officials from the Mersin Province (the region where the “Akkuyu” NPP construction project is implemented) has visited the construction site of Novovoronezhskaya NPP-2 (NV NPP-2) which is referential for the “Akkuyu” NPP. Officers of the Regional Department of Environment and Urbanization of the Turkish Republic, Regional Forestry Department, Regional Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Department, Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) have taken part in the visit. The delegation was headed by the Vice-Governor of the Mersin Province, Cezmi Türk Göçer.

  

 

The representatives of governmental structures of the Turkish Republic were familiarized with stages of construction of Novovoronezhskaya NPP-2 power units, demonstrated principles of operation of the main security systems. Vladimir Ozerov, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NV NPP-2 made a presentation about the plant. He covered the main stages of the project realization, structure of the molten-core catcher, the plant’s up-to-date security systems and other innovations which are used in the NPP construction process. The first reactor of Novovoronezhskaya NPP-2 (VVER-1200) is planned for commissioning in late 2015. The same reactor type will also be operated in Turkey at the “Akkuyu” NPP. “The first Turkish nuclear plant will be constructed under the modern Russian project “NPP-2006” of the 3+ generation which pays due consideration to the post-Fukushima security requirements. The technical and organizational measures taken in the project will provide working efficiency of the security systems under all possible scenarios. The project envisages a reactor shutdown and its maintenance in a safe mode during a long period of time under any influence or their combination – an earthquake, flood, tsunami, waterspout, hurricane, dust whirl, air blast, and even fall of an object weighing up to 400 tons. The core principle and one of the main conditions of NPP construction is environmental protection at all stages of construction and operation of the nuclear plant. Environmental safety is essential for any project implemented in the nuclear power sector”, - Vladimir Ozerov noted.

 

Upon completion of the visit the Vice-Governor, Cezmi Türk Göçer, emphasized that Turkey presently holds the second place in the world after China in respect of energy consumption growth rate. He noted that the Turkish Republic annually imports energy resources for the amount about $60 billion. According to him upon commissioning of the NPP in Akkuyu and Sinop (the second nuclear plant in the North of the country) Turkey will be able to save annually up to $7.2 billion on supplies of natural gas which will allow reducing export deficit of the country approximately at 10%. The Vice-Governor also said that participation in NPP construction projects will allow Turkish companies to gain experience in construction of nuclear plants, create thousands of additional working places. “Having arrived in Russia we managed to see operation of the NPP in reality, and also receive answers to all our questions from competent Russian specialists in the sphere of nuclear engineering. Using the example of Novovoronezhskaya NPP we have familiarized ourselves with operation principles of the Russian nuclear industry. It was a useful and meaningful visit for us. We will certainly share the information obtained during the trip with the Turkish public” - Cezmi Türk Göçer stated.

 

 In the end of the trip the Vice-Governor of the Mersin Province noted that the visit to Russia had lately become the most meaningful foreign visit of Turkish government officials. He expressed his appreciation for organization of the visit to the representatives of “Rosenergoatom Concern” OJSC (is a part of State Corporation “Rosatom”) and AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC.

 

For reference:

Novovoronezhskaya NPP-2 (Voronezh region, Russia) is referential for theAkkuyuNPP in the Mersin Province of the Turkish Republic. The beginning of the physical launch of the first unit (VVER-1200 reactor) of NV NPP-2 is planned for late 2015. During construction of the “Akkuyu” NPP it is planned to involve Turkish contractors for execution of up to 90% of construction and up to 50% of assembly works. Up to 40% of the plant equipment may be manufactured with the involvement of Turkish companies.

 

AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC press office