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Atommash has shipped the 1st reactor pressure vessel for Akkuyu NPP (Turkey)

Atommash has shipped the 1st reactor pressure vessel for Akkuyu NPP (Turkey)

Mersin Province (Turkey), September 29 - Neftegaz.RU. Moscow, The Atommash plant (part of the machine-engineering division of Rosatom) manufactured and shipped the Reactor Pressure Vessel for the 1st power unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction.

It took almost 3 years to manufacture the 330-ton Reactor pressure Vessel 12 meters long. A month earlier, 4 Steam Generators left the plant for the construction site of the Akkuyu NPP - the 1st NPP in Turkey. Thus, to date, the company has shipped all the most important large-sized equipment of the primary circuit of the reactor for the "Akkuyu" Unit No. 1. 

In total, the NPP project in Turkey includes 4 power units with Russian reactors of the VVER-1200 type of generation 3+. The capacity of each power unit will be 1200 MW. The Akkuyu NPP is the 1st project in the global nuclear industry, implemented according to the Build-Own-Operate model.

In addition to the Reactor Pressure Vessel for the Akkuyu NPP, 2 Steam Generators for the Rooppur NPP, the 1st NPP in Bangladesh, were also shipped that day. At the plant, three items with a total weight of over 1000 tons will be loaded onto road transporters and delivered to a specialized port-terminal of the Tsimlyansk reservoir. 



Due to its dimensions, the shipment of equipment from Atommash is a unique operation: trolleybus wires were temporarily dismantled along the entire route to transport multi-ton equipment to the port-terminal of the Tsimlyansk reservoir in Volgodonsk. The equipment will be shipped to the Customer's site by sea: the route to the Akkuyu NPP will be 3 thousand km, to the Rooppur NPP - 14 000 km.

Andrey Nikipelov, Director Gen. of Atomenergomash, noted: “We are on the eve of a big bright holiday - the Day of the Nuclear Industry Worker - the 75th anniversary of our industry. It used to be customary to celebrate professional holidays with some important "shock" achievement. 2020 turned out to be a shock year for us along its entire length: in our plans for this year we have the task of shipping 3 Reactor Pressure Vessels and 17 Steam Generators - this is a record performance indicator of even the most successful Soviet years for the nuclear industry. "

In honor of the upcoming professional holiday, Andrei Nikipelov also announced the creation of a new tradition in the division: the transfer of a symbolic gift from the teams of machine-engineering builders to the teams of NPPs: and safe operation of nuclear power plants of Russian design. Therefore, I would like to transfer to the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey a symbolic "baton" - gloves in which our welders do magic things with their own hands, turning multi-ton iron blanks into reliable and durable equipment! "

Manufacture of the Reactor Facility is a unique high-tech professional skill that only a few countries in the world possess. AEM-technology, which is a part of the machine-engineering division of Rosatom, is the only company in Russia that manufactures a complete set of nuclear steam generating facilities (NPPU) for NPPs. The production facilities of the Atommash plant allow manufacturing up to four sets of equipment per year.