Akkuyu Project in Turkey

Nova Siria, member of the Hawle Austria Group, signed a multimillion euros project for Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey, together with Superlit GRP pipe producer for DN4000 mechanical couplings installed on DN4000 GRP pipes.   MARCO FERRERO, NOVA SIRIA MANAGING DIRECTOR "The collaboration between Nova Siria and Superlit has already started many years ago. We have already collaborated, in many international projects of the past, by supplying our large diameter fittings to be installed on Superlit GRP pipes, with the contractors who carried out these large contracts. The combination of the two companies has always been a winning one since both companies aim for the highest quality and the best customer service. The Akkuyu project represents the first direct collaboration between our brands, and I am sure it will be the beginning of an active and productive collaboration on a global scale. This multimillion contract, just signed with Superlit, provides for the supply of 40 pcs. of DN4000 fittings that will be manufactured between the second half of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. We are very excited to have started this collaboration with Superlit and we are confident that this will only be the beginning of a long and active collaboration between our two companies".   MARTIN KAST, HAWLE AUSTRIA GROUP CEO “The Hawle Austria Group is closely linked to Turkey, Russia and Italy through its own local production sites. We are therefore especially pleased that the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant is based on cooperation between these countries. We are proud that Nova Siria, as part of the Hawle Austria Group, is part of this great project and look forward to working with our new partner Superlit”.   TURGAY AYTEKİN, SUPERLIT GENERAL MANAGER "The Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant project will have 4 power units with capacity of 1200 MW each and will be the first NPP in Turkey . The service life of Akkuyu NPP is 60 years and slightly enriched uranium dioxide serves as the fuel. In 2019, Superlit Boru Sanayi A.Ş. has been chosen as solution partner for the supply and installation of marine GRP pipelines which will serve as the discharge lines of the plant’s cooling system. Some of the challenging part of this nuclear project is: • Supply of DN4000 SN10000 pipes • Installation depth of -50m • Limited diving time • Environmental conditions Due to the SUPERLIT full-face® GRP couplings and his own technology development patented special SUPERLIT rotatable Marine-Lug®, the outcomes of above difficulties will be minimized. Superlit GRP pipes with diameters DN 2000mm, DN 3000mm and DN 4000mm will be installed by success at depths varying from -26m to -48m. The length of each pipeline is about 1100 m and the total length of the 10 parallel sea outfall structure is more than 10km of pipeline. Akkuyu NPP cooling water marine GRP pipeline project will have the largest diameter and deepest water installation record not only in Turkey but also worldwide. Nova Siria is one of the most reliable partner and we’re glad to cooperate on such an important project with them once again. We are glad to keep working with Nova Siria for many years together".