Turkey's first nuclear power plant Akkuyu signed an agreement to obtain coolant system equipments for turbine installments, according to a statement by Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation (Rosatom) on Saturday.
To supply equipments for systems that will provide cooling water for turbine capacitors, Rosatom's energy engineering division Atomenergomash, Russian firm NPO TsNIITMASH, and Germany's Taprogge GmbH signed a deal with Akkuyu.
Taprogge, which specializes in clean technology in energy industry, will develop and provide equipments for Akkuyu nuclear's four reactors. The equipments will fully meet European standards and they be will integrated by TsNIITMASH in Akkuyu.
Atomenergomash, which manufactures reactor equipments for nuclear power plants in India, Bangladesh, China and Russia, will supply machinery equipments for Akkuyu's four reactor.
An intergovernmental agreement was signed between Russia and Turkey in May 2010 for Akkuyu nuclear power plant that will consist of four VVER-1200 power units with a total installed capacity of 4,800 megawatts.
On March 8, the laying of the foundation for the first reactor of the nuclear power plant was completed and works are in progress for the second unit.
Upon completion, the plant will generate about 35 billion kilowatts-hours of electricity per year, with a service life of 60 years.
The first reactor of the plant is scheduled to start supplying electricity in 2023.
By Ovunc Kutlu