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At the Beginning of July Rosatom Technical Academy Starts Training of “Akkuyu” NPP Personnel

At the Beginning of July Rosatom Technical Academy Starts Training of “Akkuyu” NPP Personnel

The training is conducted in the framework of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM project for the NPP construction in Turkey. Within six months Rosatom Technical Academy will train seventy-three Turkish nuclear specialists. Training will be conducted in Russian according to six training programmes. The course includes theoretical training in Obninsk and on-the-job training at Leningrad and Kalinin NPPs – the branches of JSC Concern Rosenergoatom.

Natalia Shulepova, project manager, says:

One of the trainees Yunus Emre Saldiran, after graduating from the Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering, has already been working in Akkuyu Nuclear JSC for about a year. A young engineer came to Rosatom Technical Academy to be trained for the position of a senior reactor operator.

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The project of the first Turkish NPP includes four power units with the most modern reactors of Russian design VVER-1200 with a total capacity of 4,800 megawatts. The plant is built according to the BOO scheme, when the Russian side is the owner of a foreign NPP. Turkish specialists will be involved in the operation of NPP at all stages of its life cycle. According to the intergovernmental agreement of 12 May 2010, Turkish specialists are trained in the Russian universities within the programme of training for nuclear specialists.

The first concrete was poured for Unit 1 of Akkuyu NPP on 3 April 2018. Pouring the first concrete for unit 2 is expected in late summer – early autumn of 2019. In accordance with the service contract, Rosatom Technical Academy has to train 1,300 specialists from Turkey to be able to work on these units until 2023.