The two new NPP units designed for Paks will produce electricity CO2-free, in a great amount until the end of this century, helping Hungary achieve its climate protection goals – declared State Secretary Pál Kovács at the press conference held before the Science Week Introductory Professional Day, organized by the University of Dunaújváros.
The Paks II. project attended AtomEco international forum and exhibition, organized by Rosatom in Pécs. A press conference was held at the new stand of Paks II. Ltd. by minister János Süli, who told that nuclear energy and Paks II. project has an important role in climate protection.
The most modern units will be built within the Paks II. project in an international cooperation – said János Süli, minister without portfolio following the negotiation with the Chief Executive Officer of Rosatom in Paks. During the press conference, following the negotiation, Alexey Likhachev told that the project has more than 400 licenses already, and by the handover of the basic design documents, it has reached an important milestone.
The 2nd unit of Novovoronezh II Nuclear Power Plant started its commercial operation on 1 November 2019. This is the seventh NPP unit in Novovoronezh and the third operating reference NPP unit for Paks II.
Nuclear power plant operation engineer training has started in September at four universities as part of Paks II. Academy, while in Veszprém and Pécs the course is going to start in January 2020 in a cross semester.
10 years ago, in October 2009 the interactive information truck displaying the Paks II. project started its first country round-trip. During these years the mobile exhibition visited several hundred settlements in order to give information about nuclear energy and the new NPP units to the public. In the last decade the exhibit hosted almost 400.000 visitors.
The nuclear power plant construction, sometimes called as the investment of the century, could bring a major boost to Paks and the surrounding counties. The multi-disciplinary cooperation involving a plethora of organizations, institutions and municipalities will enable the region to take part in the project and enjoy its benefits.
Minister János Süli, State Secretary Pál Kovács and CEO István Lenkei represent the Paks II. project in Vienna, at the 63rd General Assembly of the IAEA. The International Atomic Energy Agency holds its General Assembly at the Vienna Center of the United Nations (VIN) between 16-20 September 2019.
Ten-fifteen young people spend their internships per year at the project company established to build the new Paks NPP units. The Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. has launched an orientation and mentoring program this year to assist the professional development of trainees.
Rosatom opened one of the most valuable public procurements of the Paks II. investment the other day – informed János Süli the Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet. The Minister without portfolio responsible for the planning, construction and commission of the two new nuclear power plant units of Paks highlighted in his interview: without nuclear energy there is no cheap electricity, no reduction of utility prices, no climate protection.
The construction of the first facilities of the construction and erection base of Paks II. Nuclear Power plant has begun on 20 June 2019. The Paks NPP guarantees cheap, reliable and safely produced electricity for the Hungarian population and enterprises in the long run. Without nuclear energy, there is no cheap electricity, no reduction in utility prices, nor climate protection.
The last few months have been eventful in the nuclear power plant industry. Several implementations of 3+ gen. NPP units reached major milestones. The new NPP units using innovative technologies not only have better economic figures than their predecessor, but via their active and passive safety features provide the most effective protection. Such NPP units will be built in Paks in order to provide climate friendly electricity at an affordable price for domestic population and economy following the decommission of the currently operating four NPP units.