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Paks II. at the City Day of Szekszárd
Szekszárd hosted the Szekszárd City Day program series on the third weekend of August this year as well. This year Paks II. was also involved in the programs.
The trainee program of Paks II. is successful
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
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.
A new record for the summer electricity consumption
According to MAVIR Hungarian Independent Transmission Operator Company Ltd.’s announcement, the Hungarian summer electricity consumption reached a new record on 27 June 2019.
The Paks II. truck starts its festival roundtrip again
The mobile exhibition displaying nuclear energy and Paks II. project awaits the interested at eight summer festivals in 2019 as well with interactive programs, rest and relaxation and various games.
The construction of the first facilities of the construction and erection base of Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant has started
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.
Innovative 3+ gen. NPP units are built worldwide
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.
Debrecen and Miskolc joined Paks II. Academy as well
The University of Debrecen and the University of Miskolc both are going to offer nuclear power plant operation engineer course at their respective institutes. The grant agreements were signed on 29 May 2019 by the representatives of Paks II. Ltd. and the universities.
Dunaújváros and Veszprém joined Paks II. Academy
Paks II. Ltd. signed the grant agreement with the University of Dunaújváros and the University of Pannonia, which enables the start of the nuclear power plant operation engineer course in these institutes.
The interactive truck was popular in Paks as well
Halting its country road trip, the interactive information truck arrived to Paks for the Town Day. The interactive vehicle hosted more than 1500 visitors. The information tent of Paks II. presented itself at this event which – similar to the truck – awaited the visitors with several games and useful information.
The development in Paks is the national interest of Hungary
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán hosted Alexey Likhachev, CEO of the Russian nuclear energy concern Rosatom on 12 May in the Carmelite Monastery - informed MTI Bertalan Havasi, press chief of the Prime Minister.
Paks II. Academy is starting
Paks II. Ltd. launches an advanced training course in cooperation with six universities. The Paks II. Academy program will be open to participants from September in specialized training for nuclear power plant operation engineer based on undergraduate training. The University of Pécs is also among the prospective training institutions, and a grant agreement was signed on Monday at the Rector's Council Room.
Cooperation agreement with Szekszárd
Cooperation is one of the pillars of the Paks II. project, for the realization of the investment and for the success of the development of the region of the nuclear power plant, several agreements were made. On 9 May in Szekszárd minister János Süli signed a framework agreement.
The employees of Paks II. Ltd. collected money for the needy
The employees of Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. organized a money collection for the needy clients of the Family Support Service of Paks Sub-regional Social Center, following a successful collection for the patients of Balassa János Hospital in Tolna county previously.
A sharp increase in electricity import in February
Following the electricity consumption records in January, February also resulted in a new record value: the share of electricity import was high due to the decline in domestic electricity production. Electricity import was 36.5% compared to 32.08% a year before.
The Paks II. truck starts its yearly information round trip
The Paks II. interactive truck starts its round trip on 25 March 2019 on Kisbér. The vehicle is going to visit Komárom-Esztergom, Fejér and Pest county cities and eight summer festivals, and for the first time it will be there on Construma trade show. The range of options offered by the truck was further broadened.
The erection can only start once the necessary licenses have been obtained
The erection of the new nuclear power plant units can only start once the implementation license is already obtained – told minister János Süli in a written answer for a parliamentary question.
The start-up of the second 3+ gen. nuclear power plant unit started in Novovoronezh
The physical start-up of the second III+ gen. VVER-1200 NPP unit of Novovoronezh II. started according to the schedule on 19 February 2019. Thanks to the start-up of the reactor and the beginning of the commercial operation expected at the end of the year, it will prevent over 4 million tonnes of GHG emissions every year and boost the region’s economy – can be read in Rosatom's statement.
Hungary has the second most favorable residential electricity price in the EU
Hungary improved its position and got to the second place in that EU hierarchy which compares the residential electricity prices. Only Bulgaria had cheaper residential electricity price in January 2019 – can be seen in the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority’s (MEKH) international price comparison survey.
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