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Sep 23, 2020 13:17 EEST
September 23 (SeeNews) - Turkey's construction company Akkuyu Nuclear said it has completed with the concrete pouring of the reactor and turbine buildings foundation slabs at the second unit at Akkuyu, the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in the country.
The reactor building foundation, covering an area of 6,864 square metres, contains 2,451 tons of rebars and 17,000 cubic meters of concrete, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
The turbine building foundation contains some 3,200 tons of reinforcement steel bars and 363 supporting frames which provide additional reinforcement of the slab. The area of this foundation's concrete slab is 5,814 square metres.
Turkey plans to commission the nuclear plant's second unit, whose construction started in June, in 2021, Daily Sabah quoted energy minister Fatih Donmez as saying at the time.
The power plant will have four units with a combined capacity of 4,800 MW and will employ around 3,000 people. It will meet approximately 8%-10% of Turkey's current electricity consumption when operating at full capacity.
In 2010, Turkey and Russia signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of the nuclear power plant worth an estimated $20 billion (17 billion euro).
Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation Rosatom owns 99.2% of project company Akkuyu Nuclear which implements the project for construction and operation of the power plant.
($ = 0.8540 euro)
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