Date: 2 months ago   Category: Energy

The operator of construction Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant disproved messages about cracks in the base — Rambler News Service


Messages about increase in terms of construction of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey because of cracks in the base are not true, the project is implemented according to the schedule, the press service of the design company "Akkuyu Nuklear" reported. "Messages about cracks in concrete or a delay of the course of construction of the station are not true now. Construction of the project of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant continues according to requirements of atomic safety and the highest quality standards and according to the planned schedule of construction" — it is said in the statement. Added to the companies that now there are no cracks and emptiness which are not provided by the project (technological mortgages for laying of cables, etc.) in the filled-in base plate. "Thus, reliable foundation of the nuclear island of Block No. 1 of future NPP which will provide safe operation during all planned term is built, and these are at least 60 years, with a possibility of extension. Such basis is capable to perceive and maintain all loadings provided by the project" — added in the design company. Earlier Turkish TV channel Haberturk reported that in July, 2018 on several sites of a base plate of the first power unit of the NPP cracks because of what sites were dismantled were found and are newly filled in with concrete. According to TV channel, after that cracks appeared again in this connection repeated dismantling and filling was carried out. The Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant is the project of a construction of the Turkey's first NPP, is implemented on the basis of the intergovernmental agreement signed between Russia and Turkey in May, 2010. The project of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant includes four power units with the Russian reactor VVER-1200 installations of generation "3". Power of each power unit of the NPP will be 1.2 thousand MW. The NPP is planned to be constructed and put in operation till 2023.

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