Rosatom Head Alexey Likhachev and Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez meet at Akkuyu NPP Construction Site

Director General of Rosatom Atomic Energy Corporation Alexey Likhachev and the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez held a working meeting at the construction site of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in the Turkish province of Mersin. The parties acknowledged the progress of the construction works, discussed localization of supplies and involvement of …

Advanced nuclear reactors hold promise of clean energy for Gulf countries

Saudi Arabia will be one of a handful of countries expected to receive state-of-the-art advanced nuclear reactors from China and Russia, according to a new report. The report, “Advancing Nuclear  Innovation: Responding to Climate Change and Strengthening Global Security,” was commissioned by the Global Nexus Initiative. This is a project established by the Partnership for Global Security, a …

Ankara boosts energy cooperation with Beijing

Turkey and China are increasing their energy cooperation through a range of projects, Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez told Anadolu Agency (AA) yesterday. Dönmez explained that in recent years Turkey and China made important energy investments, with one of the major projects being a nuclear power plant that has seen the undertaking …

First Barakah operators receive regulatory certification

The United Arab Emirates’ Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has officially certified Nawah Energy’s first group of operators for the Barakah nuclear power plant. Certification of operators is a key requirement for the issue of the plant’s operating licence. Certification of the 15 senior reactor operators and reactor operators, ensuring their competence to operate …

Turkey set to pull out of nuclear power project with Japan

Turkey’s President Erdoğan said the country’s second nuclear power plant project, which had been slated for construction in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Sinop under a Japanese-French partnership, is set to be terminated, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported on Wednesday. In 2013, Turkey signed a contract with Atmea, a Japanese-French consortium comprising Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and …

The first construction and installation work launches at the construction base of the Paks-2 NPP (Hungary)

On June 20, a solemn ceremony was held at the construction base of hungarian Paks-2 NPP (General Contractor JSC ASE, Engineering division of ROSATOM) dedicated to the beginning of the erecting first buildings of the construction base. The ceremony was attended by the Minister without portfolio Responsible for the Planning, Construction and Commissioning of the …