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Russia ships RPV for first Turkey reactor

Russia’s nuclear equipment manufacturer Atommash has shipped the reactor pressure vessel for the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power station under construction in Turkey, parent company Atomenergomash said in a statement.

According to the statement, production of the 330-tonne and 12-metre long RPV took almost three years.

In a nuclear power plant, the RPV is one of the largest reactor components, a vessel containing the nuclear reactor coolant, core shroud, and the reactor core and fuel.