Akkuyu NPP (Turkey)
On 12 May 2010 during the visit of the Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, to Turkey an Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Turkey on cooperation in construction and operation of nuclear power plant on Akkuyu site in the Republic of Turkey was signed.
The Agreement defines the parties’ lines of cooperation including: NPP designing and construction; infrastructure creation; plant operation; NPP service maintenance and modernization; NPP physical protection; purchase and sale of generated energy. The construction of the first Turkish NPP will be implemented on BOO terms (Build – Own – Operate). Until now there has not been any precedent of using BOO mechanism in the world practice of the atomic energy industry. In the initial stage the Turkish NPP project will be financed by means of the Russian sources, further on it is planned to attract investors from both Turkey and third countries.
On 13 December 2010 in Ankara a registration of the project company, that would be the owner of NPP and its generated power, was held. JSC Atomstroyexport is included into the list of project company founders and is a general Contractor of NPP Akkuyu construction.
ON THE PROJECT
Akkuyu NPP project covers four VVER reactors. The power of each Turkish NPP unit will amount to 1200 МW. NPP technical and economic performance will ensure reliable and efficient power generation of thermal and electric energy in compliance with the requirements of the Turkish customer. Akkuyu NPP will be generating about 35 bln. kW/h a year.
Akkuyu NPP project meets the hardest international requirements both in safety and in reference of the proposed technical decisions. The main technical features of the project are the following: 60-year service life of the main equipment; use of approved technical decisions to a maximum extent; 4 channels of active safety systems; passive safety systems, being actuated without the supply of external energy and operator interference. The project introduces the evolution development of NPP safety concept. For example, use of double containments of the reactor (internal leak-tight and external) makes NPP able to withstand such external impacts as an airbus crash.
FOR THE ATTENTION OF SUPPLIERS
Here you can download a Questionnaire of a foreign Supplier of JSC Atomstroyexport. Filled in questionnaires should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.