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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.