ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev inspected the works at the NPP under construction.
9 April 2024, Büyükeceli, Mersin Province, Türkiye. Start-up and commissioning works, another key stage has begun at Unit 1 of Akkuyu NPP under construction in Türkiye.
Director General of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev examined the work progress during his working visit to the NPP construction site. A delegation of ROSATOM executives examined the construction site, inspected the facilities of the nuclear and turbine island of Unit 1, as well as the onshore hydraulic engineering structures of the Akkuyu NPP. Following the site tour Alexey Likhachev held a working meeting with AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC CEO Anastasia Zoteeva andd other project managers to discuss key aspects of the project in detail. 
ROSATOM Director General commented on the progress of work at Akkuyu NPP Unit 1. “On the “nuclear island” work is going according to plan. This year we will thoroughly check all systems including the primary circuit, conduct hydraulic tests, and load fuel simulators directly into the reactor. We are doing everything to ensure that next year the first unit of Akkuyu NPP becomes part of the energy system of the Republic of Türkiye. All our efforts and the work of Turkish companies are aimed at this. There are many of them here, and they show great professionalism as well as mobilization,” said Alexey Likhachev.