Delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan Visited Akkuyu NPP Site

Delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan Visited Akkuyu NPP Site
Delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan Visited Akkuyu NPP Site

Representatives of the legislative and executive authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan and non-governmental organizations visited the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NGS) site. The visit was organized with the support of the “Rusatom International Network” Company, a subsidiary of the Russian State Atomic Energy Agency Rosatom, deputies of the Assembly of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Dyusenbai Turganov and Kudaibergen Yerzhan, Deputy Minister of Energy Zhandos Nurmaganbetov and Almaty Region First Deputy Akim Lazzat Turlashov and some officials. took.

The members of the delegation, who spent the first day of the visit at the construction site of Akkuyu NPP, followed the construction managers and visited the Vostochny Sea Cargo Terminal, the main transportation hub of the project, the temporary storage area for the large-sized equipment for the nuclear power plant, the pumping station of the second unit, the construction site. They toured the area, the workshop where the fittings are produced. The visitors also watched the site from the highest point of the area, where the construction site is viewed in a panoramic way.

After visiting the site, the visitors met with Akkuyu General Manager Anastasia Zoteeva, NGS Director Sergey Butskikh, NGS Deputy Director Dmitry Romanets, Rusatom International Network Company President Vadim Titov and Kazakh officials working on the project.

Akkuyu General Manager Anastasia Zoteeva said in her speech: “I am very pleased to welcome you at our construction site. I hope there was an opportunity to see the atmosphere of cooperation, creativity and engineering abilities. Akkuyu NPP is the first and only nuclear power plant project implemented according to the Build-Own-Operate model in the world. Although Turkey has been planning to develop nuclear energy since the middle of the last century, Akkuyu NPP will be the first nuclear power plant in the Republic of Turkey. The beginning of Turkey's journey in nuclear energy took place in 2010 with the signing of the intergovernmental agreement for the construction of the four-unit Akkuyu NPP with Russian technology.”

Sergey Butskikh made a presentation to the members of the Kazakh delegation on the details of the implementation of the Akkuyu NPP project. The project model gave detailed information about the technical characteristics of the main equipment, the main stages of construction and the contribution of the project to the development of the region.

Vadim Titov also told the participants of the visit about Rosatom's experience in other countries. The official part of the visit ended with a question and answer session.

On the second day of the visit, the guests in Silifke met with the representatives of the region's administration and various organizations in the central building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Silifke Mayor Sadık Altunok talked about how the region has developed positively after the construction of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant. Stating that the new residents of the region, Akkuyu NPP employees, have become a part of Mersin, Altunok said: “While there was unemployment in the region before, such a problem has now disappeared. Work continues to improve and develop urban infrastructure, new mass housing is being built, schools are planned to be built. It is planned to build an accommodation facility for those who will work at the nuclear power plant in the coming years.”

Silifke Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Nurettin Kaynar noted that local employers have reached a new stage of development with the arrival of Russian nuclear scientists and thousands of builders to the region. Industrial and agricultural enterprises aim to learn new technologies and increase their production volume in order to meet the needs of the rapidly increasing population of the region.

Hasan Sümbül, the mosque imam of Büyükeceli village, which is the closest settlement to the Akkuyu NPP construction site, who took part in the meeting, noted that Russian builders have great respect for the country's traditions and religious holidays and said: At the noon prayer, I, as an imam, talked to NGS employees and celebrated their holiday. It was an important part of the holiday celebration.”

22 representatives from the Republic of Kazakhstan attended the Akkuyu NPP construction site visit. After the construction works started at the Akkuyu NPP site, the visitors had the opportunity to ask all the questions they were curious about. They saw the Akkuyu NPP construction site and evaluated the changes that have occurred in the region since the start of the power plant construction work.

Günceleme: 05/08/2022 16:27

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