28 Feb 2023 20:36

Rosatom to deliver fuel for Turkey's NPP in spring

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - The Rosatom, Russia's state nuclear corporation plans to supply fuel for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Turkey in the spring, the company's corporate newspaper Strana Rosatom said on its Telegram channel.

"All of Rosatom's commitments remain in place: fresh nuclear fuel will be delivered to the plant this spring. After that, the Akkuyu NPP site will be granted the status of a nuclear power facility," Rosatom chief Alexei Likhachev was quoted as saying by the newspaper after his visit to the site.

The company plans to complete general construction and installation work at the site in the third quarter of this year and then move on to start-up and commissioning.

"Then, over several months in line with IAEA requirements we will test equipment and fuel directly in the reactor. This is an ambitious schedule, but we are strictly adhering to it," Likhachev said.