New contractor to be engaged in Akkuyu NPP construction

New contractor to be engaged in Akkuyu NPP construction
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One more company will be engaged in a project providing for the building of the Akkuyu NPP, which will become Turkey's first nuclear power plant, Daily Sabah reports.

According to the Turkish news website referring to Rosatom state atomic energy corporation, which implements the project on the part of Russia, the new contractor is the Titan-2 company that will perform works for Atomstroyexport (ASE) — the engineering department of Rosatom.

Cooperation with Titan-2 within the framework of the Akkuyu NPP project has become another step in a strategy of Atomstroyexport aimed at attracting reliable partners for construction and installation at all facilities developed by the company, the head of ASE Valery Limarenko noted.
Director General Titan-2, Grigory Naginsky, has said that his company has a capacity to participate in projects for nuclear power plants’ construction. In particular, the company was involved in the projects of the first power unit of Leningradskaya NPP-2 and Hanhikivi-1 NPP in Finland.
As a reference, the development of the Akkuyu NPP project worth $20 billion started after the conclusion of an intergovernmental agreement between Turkey and Russia on May 12, 2010. The parties launched the facility construction in April 2018, with the launch date of the first reactor scheduled for 2023. The nuclear power plant is designed to generate 35 billion kW of electric power at full capacity, which will meet about 10% of Turkey's electricity needs.