JSC AEM-technology (part of the machine engineering division of ROSATOM - Atomenergomash) has been approved as a manufacturer of equipment for Akkuyu NPP being built in Turkey. AEM-technology is the first of the NPP equipment manufacturers who got the official certificate of approval of a manufacturer. Certificate No. TR-10-003 was issued on September 19, 2017 by the Turkish Atomic Energy Agency (TAEK, a regulatory body of Turkey).
In the review of the AEM-technology’s application TAEK studied a set of documents required by the provision for the process of the equipment supply and concurrence of the equipment manufacturer for nuclear installations which was approved on May 28, 2015. The thorough work with the application documentation was followed by production sites audits in Volgodonsk and Petrozavodsk. Turkish representatives had a look of the manufacturing units, measurement and test laboratories. Special attention was paid to processes, quality control at all process stages, and safety culture in manufacturing the NPP equipment.
One of the important conditions for recognition as an equipment manufacturer was the accreditation of test laboratories in the international system ILAC MRA. AEM-technology is one of a few Russian companies which have such accreditation to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025.
“We were sure we got the certificate of the Turkish Atomic Energy Agency. Our company once again confirmed the high level of organization of productions and high quality of produced equipment,” General Director of AEM-technology Igor Kotov said.
The approval of AEM-technology as an equipment manufacturer gives the right to Atommash and Petrozavodskmash to manufacture equipment for the Turkish project.
In 2010, Russia and Turkey signed the intergovernmental cooperation agreement on the construction and operation of the first NPP in Turkey (Akkuyu NPP). The US $20-billion project provides for construction of four VVER-1200 units of the total power capacity of 4,800 MW. The first unit is planned to be put on line by 2023.