Turbine Technology AAEM Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of AtomEnergoMash and General Electric, has awarded a contract to Alstom Power Systems (a GE company) that will manufacture core components of steam turbines for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey.
According to the contract, steam turbines for Akkuyu’s four reactor units will be delivered over the period of 2021–2024 in line with the construction schedule of each unit. Turbine Technology AAEM Limited Liability Company was established in 2007 to provide turbine island integration services for Russian nuclear power plants. “The contract for the turbines and auxiliary systems for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant is an important milestone in the joint venture development. It strengthens long-term cooperation between AEM and GE acting as shareholders and partners in this strategic project,” said Andrei Nikipelov, CEO of AtomEnergoMash. Earlier AtomEnergoMash signed a contract to supply turbine islands for the Turkish power plant. The Akkuyu project provides for the construction of four power units with Russian-designed Generation 3+ VVER-1200 reactors compliant with the most stringent safety standards. Each reactor unit will have a capacity of 1200 MWe.