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12.06.2014

Chief Executive Officer of AKKUYU NPP JSC appeared before the International Forum ATOMEXPO 2014

 

The round table “Funding NPP construction projects” was held in the course of the VI International Forum ATOMEXPO-2014. Kirill Komarov, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Rosatom State Corporation, Dzhomart Aliev, Director General of Rusatom Overseas CJSC (subsidiary of Rosatom SC), Fuad Akhundov, Chief Executive Officer of AKKUYU NPP JSC Project Company, Vadim Logofet, Managing Director of Sberbank of Russia and others took part in the discussions.

 

Kirill Komarov in his presentation “Rosatom – focus on global development” underlined that the Russian Atomic Energy State Corporation built up the order portfolio from year to year. «The State Corporation has executed contracts for NPP construction and equipment delivery within the last three years for about 50 billion US Dollars. By the end of this year we are planning to come up to 100 billion. 33 power units are successfully operating on territory of the Russian Federation, 37 power units constructed under the Russian technologies are operating out of the country. Rosatom has already signed contracts to build 21 power units abroad, and the potential reactor construction market is considerably larger. We have very inviting prospects»- the top manager of Rosatom stressed in his speech.

 

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Dzomart Aliev made a presentation «Advantages of Rosatom State Corporation’s solutions and risk management through the example of Khankhikivi-1 NPP in Finland» about the nuclear power plant construction project to the round table participants. «Finland is well familiar with the Russian design of NPPs. Loviisa NPP with two Russian-type VVER power units generates the electric energy from 1977. The high indices of the installed capacity of utilization factor have been reached and are being maintained at the NPP with strict observance of the safety and ecological requirements» - Dzomart Aliev said. According to plan the new NPP in Finland is to be put into operation in 2014.

 

The Chief Executive Officer of AKKUYU NPP JSC made a presentation about the status of the first NPP construction project in Province of Mersin of the Republic of Turkey to the participants. Fuad Akhundov draw attention of the participants to the fact that the NPP would be built under the BOO (Build-Own-Operate) model. The model fits well for the rapidly growing economy of Turkey, which is striving to diversify sources of power supply. «Turkey occupies the first place in Europe and second place in the world after China in terms of electric power demand. The country’s annual growth of power demand is around 7%. The Republic of Turkey is substantially depending upon foreign energy resource supply. The nuclear energy development will allow to significantly reduce expenses to purchase hydrocarbons to produce electric energy» - the CEO of Akkuyu NPP said. Fuad Akhundov expressed the hope that the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of the Republic of Turkey would approve the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in the nearest future. «And we will be able to proceed with the large-scale efforts to prepare the on-site construction. The direct NPP construction will be initiated after receipt of licenses as well as authorizations from TAEK (Turkish Atomic Energy Authority)» - Fuad Akhundov said. He told that Akkuyu nuclear power plant would be constructed under the reference project of Novovoronezh NPP-2 (Voronezh Oblast, Russian Federation) to be put in operation in the end of 2014.

 

The Project Company’s CEO told about the nuclear energy training of the Turkish students on territory of the Russian Federation to the participants of the round table. The necessary number of Turkish specialists are to be trained by the moment of the plant’s commissioning under the training program to operate the plant: «As of today 190 Turkish students are now being educated in the Russian National Research Nuclear University MEPhI: 78 are at the pre-university courses, 64 are first year students and 48 are second year students. The forth group of students is being prepared to start its training in Russia this fall. The students have all necessary conditions for their training». In conclusion Fuad Akhundov said that the Republic of Turkey was forging ahead with formation and development of the nuclear industry.

 

 

Press Service of Akkuyu NPP JSC