GE and AAEM begin manufacturing for Akkuyu Plant

05 July 2019

GE Steam Power and AAEM Turbine technology LLC, a joint venture between AtomEnergoMash JSC (AEM) and General Electric (GE), begin manufacturing an important milestone for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant project in Turkey with the start of the manufacturing activities in Belfort for the Arabelle steam turbine.

Akkuyu is Turkey’s first nuclear power plant and when completed, it will deliver 4.8 gigawatts (GW) of carbon-free electricity.

The manufacturing begins with the steam turbine’s rotor, a key component of the powerplant. The start of the first line rotor manufacturing at GE’s Belfort, France Center of Excellence represents a key milestone in the execution of the Akkuyu project and begins the manufacturing process of all turbine components. The Arabelle produces 2% more power output than a traditional configuration and has a 99.96% reliability rate.

Execution of the Akkuyu project is a major milestone in the development and growth of the Joint venture AAEM and for both GE and AEM as shareholders and participants to this landmark project.