Turkish Atomic Energy Agency (TAEK), Turkey's regulatory body, approved AEM-technology as an equipment manufacturer for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP), the company announced on Wednesday.
According to the announcement, TAEK issued the approval certificate to AEM-technology, the machine engineering division of Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom (Atomenergomash) on Sept. 19. Rosatom is the first of the NPP equipment manufacturers to obtain an official manufacturing certificate.
Rosatom plans to construct Turkey's first nuclear power plant in the country's southern province of Mersin on the Mediterranean coast.
Construction of the plant is estimated to start in 2018, has an operational date set for the first reactor by 2023 and the plant is expected to be up and running at full capacity by 2025.
Through this approval, the company confirmed its high level of production and high quality in produced equipment, according to the General Director of AEM-technology Igor Kotov.
By Huseyin Erdogan