Electricity demand at a historical peak
The country´s electricity demand reached a new record on 2 March, the system load reached 6835 MW, according to preliminary data from Mavir Hungarian Independent Transmission Operator Company.
The Nuclear Energy Agency promised professional support for the Paks II. project
During his visit to Hungary, William D. Magwood, Director-General of OECD NEA (Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) attended a meeting with János Süli, the minister without portfolio responsible for the implementation of the two new Paks nuclear power plant units.
The International Atomic Energy Agency provides technical support to the implementation of Paks II.
János Süli, the minister responsible for the Paks II. investment announced on 28 February in Vienna, that the International Atomic Energy Agency provides technical support to the implementation of Paks II.
The work area is secured to start the construction of the construction and erection base facilities of the new Paks nuclear power plant units
On 27 February 2018 Paks II Ltd. officially handed over the work area to the main contractor, ASE Engineering Company belonging to the Rosatom Group, for the construction of the first construction and erection base facilities. With this the construction of the first facilities of a building complex of about 80 units will start.
Attila Aszódi: according to international recommendations the site is suitable
The site license issued on 30 March 2017 by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) proves that the site of Paks II. is suitable for new nuclear power plant units according to the Hungarian legal system. The site is suitable for new nuclear power plant units according to international recommendations as well, highlighted prof. dr. Attila Aszódi, state secretary for the maintenance of the performance of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in his post on Monday.
Hungary begins the early repayment of the loan
Thanks to the good performance of the Hungarian economy and its favorable international financial market situation, Hungary is pre-paying a total of 78.2 million euro of loan which was the drawdown to finance the Paks II. investment. With the early repayment the country has a significant interest rate savings.
Nuclear Forum in Nagykanizsa
Nuclear energy and the Paks II. project were the main topics at the „Nuclear Forum in Nagykanizsa” event held on 26 January 2018 in Nagykanizsa, in the Medgyaszay House.
Technical cooperation agreement with Fennovoima
The Paks II. project delegation of State Secretary Dr. Attila Aszódi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Miklós Horváth, Head of Cabinet Ferenc Leber and Technical Director Gábor Kovács visited Fennovoima in Helsinki on 24 January 2018. Fennovoima is responsible for the Finnish VVER-1200 construction project. In the frame of the discussions focusing on the current status of the Paks and the Hanhikivi projects the two companies signed a cooperation agreement that is a major milestone in the life of both companies.
Electricity consumption hit a historical record in 2017 in Hungary
Based on the announcement of MAVIR Hungarian Electricity Transmission System Operator Company Ltd., the amount of electricity used in Hungary increased by more than 2.5% compared to 2016.
Paks II. investment continues uninterrupted
The statement of the Prime Minister´s Office confirmed that the Hungarian government perseveres with the establishment of the new nuclear power plant units in Paks.
The interactive exhibition of Paks II. continues its roundtrip in 2018
About 37 thousand people visited the interactive truck of Paks II. between June and December 2017.
Licensing procedures of certain buildings of the construction and erection base
The contractor has decided to cancel the applications for licencing certain buildings of the construction and erection base. The project company is going to hand in the design documentation in a new licensing procedure in accordance with the recommendations of the authority.
The implementation begins with the construction of the staging area
The Paks II. investment was a major topic at the Szekszárd Engineer’s Day organized by the Tolna County Chamber of Engineers.
Houseful of suppliers’ conference in Budapest
Hungarian and international companies could find first-hand information on Paks II. project at Atomex Europe 2017. Budapest hosted Rosatom’s suppliers’ conference for the second time.
UN: the environmental impact assessment of Paks II. is considered best practice
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) deemed the environmental impact assessment of Paks II. project as best practice.
The payment of the contractor’s accounts has begun
Dr. Attila Aszódi announced at the Budapest conference of Portfolio Energy Investment Forum 2017: the payment of the first ten contractor’s accounts of the Paks II. project, amounting 98 million EUR has begun.
The new name of the project company also indicates: Paks II. has entered the stage of implementation
The project company responsible for the implementation of the two new units operates under the name of Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. In addition to the company name, the new dynamic logo indicates too that the investment has entered the implementation phase.
Technical and safety analysis of nuclear power technology
This article describes the main technical and nuclear safety aspects based on which VVER-1200 technology was chosen for implementing the Paks II. project.
Rosatom’s CEO: the construction and erection base's formation starts in January
Alexey Likhachev, Rosatom’s CEO and his staff cross-checked in Paks with János Süli, minister without portfolio, regarding the scheduling of the future tasks of the Paks II. project, and with the management of the project company on Wednesday, 20 September.
The nature conservation license application has been submitted
On 15 September 2017 the nature conservation license application has been submitted to the Tolna County Government Office’s Szekszárd District Office in order to fulfill the regulations specified in the file number 78-140/2016. final environmental license.