Turkey's nuclear experts to be trained in Russia

Turkey works to build necessary human resources as it plans to operationalize its first nuclear power plant in the Republic's centenary in 2023

Turkey's nuclear experts to be trained in Russia

World Bulletin/News Desk

Experts from the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) will participate in a training program in Russia, as Turkey expects to have its first nuclear plant fully operational in 2023, the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the country.

Turkey hopes to develop human resources for the plant that will be built by Russia's state-owned Rosatom in the southern Turkish coastal town of Akkuyu in Mersin.

The four-week program will have Turkish experts receive hands-on training at the Novovoronezh nuclear power station, said to be the reference facility for Turkey's planned Akkuyu power plant, which will be built as its twin.

The experts will receive training on a number of issues according to their area of expertise, covering various operational aspects of the plant, as well as security and emergency preparedness.

The training program will also see Russian officials from Rosatom get consultancy services on the Turkish legal system, which will address issues in energy law, labor law and other areas deemed necessary. A tender will be held for all legal consultancy firms in Turkey willing to offer their services.

Akkuyu nuclear power plant will have four power units, which are planned to be activated one by one in 2020-2023.

Last Mod: 09 Ekim 2013, 09:23
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