The simulator is designed to analyze all scenarios of operation of the first nuclear power plant in Turkey and to train the NPP operational personnel.
The opening ceremony of the full-scale simulator (FSS) was held in a new building of the training center at the construction site of the first nuclear power plant in Turkey. The ceremony was attended by representatives of Akkuyu Nuclear JSC (Rosatom State Corporation company implementing the Akkuyu NPP project), the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey, Rusatom Service JSC — the companies responsible for the supply, installation and commissioning of a FSS, as well as participants of the first group of Akkuyu NPP engineers, which will have to practice on the simulator.
Sergei Butсkikh, First Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Akkuyu Nuclear JSC, Director of the NPP under Construction, presented the representative of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey with a certificate on the commissioning of a full-scale simulator into commercial operation, which followed the cutting of a symbolic red ribbon by the ceremony participants.
Making speech to the participants of the ceremony, the First Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Akkuyu NuclearR JSC – Director of the NPP under Construction Sergei Butckikh noted: “An important condition for the safe and stable operation of a nuclear power plant is the operational personnel, the employees’ skills and competencies. The commissioning of a full-scale simulator will allow our operators to work out all possible scenarios for the operation of a nuclear installation in conditions maximally close to real ones. On October twenty-ninth, after the completion of all pre-commissioning works, Anastasia Zoteeva, Chief Executive Officer of Akkuyu Nuclear JSC, signed an order to put the full-scale simulator into commercial operation, and the FSS is officially fully ready for operation from that date.”