Rosatom began building the second unit of the NPP "Akkuyu" in Turkey

Rosatom began construction of unit 2 of NPP "Akkuyu" in Turkey, told RIA Novosti in the project company "Akkuyu Nuclear", which is responsible for the implementation of this project.

As noted by the head of the company Anastasia Zoteeva, construction and installation works are now conducted simultaneously at the sites of the first and second units. "In the second block completes concreting of both base plates and the reactor compartment and the turbine hall," said she.

As for the first unit, which started construction in 2018, there "recently completed concreting the Foundation plate of the machine room, set a trap the melt, are now preparing for installation of the second tier of internal protective shell is already working in the pressure zone," said Zoteeva.

"Plans this year to complete the construction of the exterior walls up to 26 marks. Then we plan to start welding the main circulation pipeline. Simultaneously on a huge number of ancillary facilities: construction and installation basis, the fuel storage, tunnels and others," she added. At the site of the third unit are scheduled brown-blasting, added Zoteeva.

Of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant - the first nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey. The project NPP "Akkuyu" includes four power units with reactors of Russian design VVER-1200 generation 3 . The capacity of each reactor will be 1200 MW. The construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant - the first project in the world nuclear industry, implemented on the model of build-own-operate - "build-own-operate". The project cost about 20 billion dollars.