Kataysky Pumping Plant to supply pumps to Akkuyu

9 July 2020

Russia’s Kataysky Pump Plant is to supply pumps for Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant (Photo RATM) Russia’s Kataysky Pump Plant (KNZ – part of  RATM Holdings) has won two tenders for the supply of pumps (safety classes 3 and 4) for the power units and general structures of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey.

Tenders were conducted by Titan 2, the general contractor and supplier of pumps for Akkuyu NPP. KNZ will supply equipment under the two orders with a total value of about $7.7 million over four years from 2021 to 2024.

KNZ participated independently for one of the contracts – to supply of pumping equipment for four power units of Akkuyu NPP. The contract is worth $ 871,500.   

KNZ has begun developing drawings and design documentation. Preparations have also started for the production of the equipment with materials and components already purchased.

The company won the second tender in partnership with Turkish company Layne Bowler and Moscow Energy Standard. The contract is worth $12.6 million with KNZ responsible for $6.8 million. Currently, design documentation is being developed and technical conditions are being agreed

KNZ director Anatoly Zuev said that, in 2019, revenue from the sale of nuclear-related products increased by 16% and amounted to RUB29.12 million ($408,982). In 2020, the plant plans to ship products worth RUB94 million to nuclear plants.

The 4800MWe Akkuyu nuclear power plant will have four VVER-1200 reactors and is expected to meet about 10% of Turkey's electricity needs. Rosatom’s first build-own-operate venture, the $20bn project is based on an inter-governmental agreement signed between Russia and Turkey in May 2010.

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