The conference entitled II. Istanbul Nuclear Power Plants Summit & Exhibition 2015 was held from March 19th to 20th in Istanbul. This time, ARAKO was represented by the sales manager Marek Štěpán.
Under the Turkish nuclear programme there are plans to build three nuclear power plants in a total. The first nuclear power plant – Akkuyu – will be built on the Mediterranean coast in the province of Mersin even in 2023. The project expects 4 energy units, each will have a capacity of 1,200 MW. According to the plan, Akkuyu shoud produce annually about 35 billion kWh and will use the latest technology. For example, the general designer – company Atomenergoproject – finished designing of an improved version of the melt trap, which is adapted to the specific conditions in Turkey.
The event was organized by the Association of Nuclear Engineers of Turkey under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. The conference brought together representatives of more than 100 international companies with the same goal – to establish cooperation and participate in planned projects for construction of the Turkish nuclear power plants.
ARAKO company attended both the conference itself – where there were discussed the issues of construction of new nuclear power plants – and the exhibition, which was a part of the conference and provided participants with space for presentation of their products as well as business meetings. “We have a lot to offer, we have been supplying valves for nuclear power plants of the Russian type since 1976. We are aware that the valves of our production must meet the highest criteria – they serve well and long. The lifetime of our valves for nuclear industry is set for 60 years,” Marek Štěpán says. He is the person at ARAKO who is “supervising” the Turkish market. “In January 2015, we signed a representation agreement with the Turkish company Milimetrik Enerji, which provides services in the areas of energy and industry. I believe that this step will help us to get the Czech quality through the Turkish market,” he adds.