Delegation of Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Turkey visited Izhorskiye Zavody and OMZ-Special Steels

24.11.2020

Delegation of Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Turkey visited Izhorskiye Zavody and OMZ-Special Steels

Izhorskiye Zavody and OMZ-Special Steels, belonging to OMZ Group, have hosted a technical visit of the delegation of Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) of the Republic of Turkey, headed by the President Dr. Zafer Demircan, and accompanied by Dr. İsmail Arıkan, the member of the NRA Board, Yusuf Ceylan, the Head of Inspection Department of NRA and Aleksei Frolov, the Managing Director of Governmental Relations and International Cooperation of Akkuyu Nuclear JSC.

The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with technological capabilities of Izhorskiye Zavody and OMZ-Special Steels, manufacturing vessel-type equipment of the reactor hall for Akkuyu NPP and semi-finished metallurgical products for this equipment, as well as with the progress of manufacture of equipment for the nuclear power plant under construction.

During the visit, guests got acquainted with the production facilities of the enterprises and received detailed information on the progress of the projects for manufacture of equipment for Akkuyu NPP. In addition, working meetings on the manufacture of equipment for the first nuclear power plant of Turkey were held during visit.

It should be reminded that within the framework of the contract signed in August 2017, Izhorskiye Zavody shall manufacture reactor vessel, core barrel, core baffle, protective tube unit, upper unit, surveillance specimens, main joint sealing parts, support ring, thrust ring, alignment device, reactor coolant pipeline and ECCS tanks with fasteners and embedded parts for the second Power Unit of Akkuyu NPP in accordance with the manufacturer’s approval certificate received from Nuclear Regulatory Authority in 2017. Within the framework of the concluded contracts, OMZ-Special Steels shall also manufacture semi-finished metallurgical products for Akkuyu NPP for vessel-type equipment of the reactor hall by the order of Izhorskiye Zavody and AEM-Technologies after received manufacturers approval certificate from Nuclear Regulatory Authority in 2018.

At the end of the visit, the President Dr. Zafer Demircan warmly thanked the host parties for their hospitality and noted professional organization of the production process at OMZ-Special Steels and Izhorskiye Zavody.

“Today we had the opportunity to make sure that the equipment for the Akkuyu NPP is manufactured in accordance with all the necessary requirements. I would also like to note the honesty and openness of our Russian partners in the framework of business contacts. These qualities, coupled with the rich expertise in manufacture of nuclear equipment and high industrial culture of Russian enterprises, give us confidence in the effectiveness of the development of our partnership relations," said Dr. Zafer Demircan.

Izhorskiye Zavody is a unique modern machine-building enterprise, which designs and manufactures equipment for nuclear facilities, chemical and petroleum machine-building industries.

OMZ-Special Steels is the largest Russian manufacturer of semi-finished metallurgical products for various branches of industry. The company specializes in the manufacture of semi-finished metallurgical products for power engineering, petrochemical and gas complex and other industries.

United Heavy Machinery Plants, Public Joint Stock Company (Uralmash-Izhora Group) is one of the leading heavy industry companies specializing in engineering, production and after-sales service of equipment for nuclear, oil and gas, mining industries, as well as in special steel production and industrial services. OMZs facilities are located in Russia and Czech Republic. The major shareholder and financial partner of the OMZ Group is Gazprombank (JSC).

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