News

The exploratory drillings has begun
11.05.2015
As part of the site investigation and evaluation program (necessary for the site license application), the first geological drilling of the Geological Research Program has started on 1 May 2015.
Public hearing held in Paks commanded great interest
08.05.2015
A high number of interested members of the public attended the public hearing in Paks, which forms part of the environmental permitting process, on 7 May 2015.
Preparation of the new nuclear power plant units progresses as planned
28.04.2015
Under the general contractor agreement signed in December 2014, the design of the two new reactor units at Paks and the preparation of their construction began in January 2015. As part of this, it is necessary, among other things, to adapt the designs of the new units to the inherent conditions of the site and to prepare the licence applications
MVM Paks II Ltd. held 40 public forums on Environmental Impact Study
24.04.2015
MVM Paks II Ltd. launched a series of public forums in connection with environmental permitting in Kalocsa on 17 March. The series of events affecting 40 municipalities around Paks was ended in Bikács on 23 April. One additional public forum will be held in Paks on 4 May and an official public hearing on 7 May.
Euratom Supply Agency has signed the fuel supply contract
20.04.2015
The Euratom Supply Agency (ESA) of the European Commission has approvingly signed the nuclear fuel supply contract concluded by Hungary and Russia. With this, after constructive negotiations between the Hungarian Government and the European Commission, consultations on fuel supply to the new Paks units had been closed; the European Commission notified the Hungarian Government of this in its official letter on Monday.
Public forums continue on the Paks side of the Danube
08.04.2015
MVM Paks II Ltd. launched a series of public forums in 40 municipalities around Paks on 17 March 2015. The topics of the events include the current status of the project, the environmental permitting process, the Environmental Impact Statement and the public hearing to be held in Paks on 7 May. After 20 forums held on the Kalocsa side of the Danube, the series of events continues on the Paks side.
MVM Paks II. Ltd. is holding public forums
17.03.2015
As part of the environmental permitting associated with the establishment of new nuclear power plant units, MVM Paks II. Ltd. is holding public forums between 17 March and 23 April. The residents of 40 municipalities in the vicinity of Paks will be informed about the current state of the project, the environmental permitting process, the Environmental Impact Assessment and the public hearing held in Paks, which will take place in the spring. After the presentations, it will be possible to express opinions and to ask questions.
Letter of intent by Hungary and Russia regarding the training of nuclear specialists
17.02.2015
The Ministry of Human Resources and the Russian state-owned nuclear company, Rosatom, have signed a letter of intent regarding the training of nuclear specialists in Budapest.
Adaptation of the designs of the new Paks Nuclear Power Plant units to the site requirements and conditions has begun
21.01.2015
Adaptation of the designs of the new units of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant to the requirements of the Paks site has commenced.
Contracts signed on implementation of new reactor units at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant
09.12.2014
On 9 December 2014, MVM Paks II. Atomerőmű Fejlesztő Zrt. (MVM Paks II. Nuclear Reactor Development Closed Joint-Stock Company) and the Russian Joint-Stock Company Nizhny Novgorod Engineering Company Atomenergoproekt signed three implementation agreements for two new 1200 megawatt nuclear reactor units to be constructed at the Paks plant. The agreements formalise the engineering, procurement and construction parameters for the new units, conditions related to the support of their operation and maintenance, and details regarding fuel supply and the handling and storage of spent fuel elements. The Hungarian party has entered into a favourable agreement keeping within the financing resources available for the project.
MVM Paks II. Ltd. granted site assessment and evaluation permit
19.11.2014
The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) has issued a site assessment and evaluation permit for the new nuclear power plant units to be established on the Paks site.
Forum on capacity maintenance
13.11.2014
The Student Energy Association held an event entitled ‘How is Paks II. Being Prepared? – Forum on the Maintenance of the Capacity of the Nuclear Power Plant’ at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
MVM Paks II. Ltd. transferred to direct state ownership
15.10.2014
The Shareholders’ Meeting of MVM Ltd. has decided to transfer the shares in MVM Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Development Ltd. – the company responsible for the management of capacity maintenance at Paks – to the value of HUF 10.157 billion to the Hungarian State, and to increase the registered capital of South Stream Hungary Ltd.
Folk music assumes power over the nuclear power plant
28.08.2014
Tradition and modern technology met at the interactive exhibition of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant. For a short time, the Kossuth Award-winning Csík Band assumed power over the virtual control console of the nuclear power plant during the Szeged Youth Days. The members of the orchestra visited the interactive truck bearing the logo ‘Energy for Our Future’ prior to their concert in the afternoon. The interactive truck arrived in Szeged as the sixth stop of its festival tour this year.
Site assessment programme of MVM Paks II. Ltd. continues in Tolna County
25.08.2014
As commissioned by MVM Paks II. Ltd., the site assessment programme required for the establishment of the new nuclear power plant units and for guaranteeing their safe operation in the future continues around Dunaszentgyörgy, Gerjen, Madocsa, Paks, Pusztahencse, Tengelic and Fadd in Tolna County. 3D seismic measurements started on 15 August affect a total area of 294 km2 in several municipalities in the Kalocsa, Paks and Tolna districts.
Nuclear power plant travels to a chocolate festival
22.08.2014
The interactive exhibition of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant and MVM Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Development Ltd. will arrive at the National Chocolate Festival in Szerencs between 22 and 24 August. In the interactive truck bearing the logo ‘Energy for Our Future’, using the realistic control console simulator of the nuclear power plant, everybody can try out how the power required for a packed concert can be generated and also what the country would look like without the electricity generated by the nuclear power plant at a competitive price.
Nuclear power plant bursts into bloom in Debrecen
18.08.2014
The interactive exhibition of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant and MVM Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Development Ltd. continues its festival tour this year at the Debrecen Flower Carnival between 18 and 20 August. Carnival-goers can try out not only the realistic simulator of the control console of the nuclear power plant, but can also get answers to all the questions they may have from specialists working in Paks.
Site assessment programme of MVM Paks II. Ltd. begins in Bács-Kiskun County
11.08.2014
As commissioned by MVM Paks II. Ltd., under the site assessment programme required for the establishment of the new nuclear power plant units and guaranteeing their safe operation in the future, 3D seismic measurements have been carried out in several municipalities in the Kalocsa, Paks and Tolna Districts since 15 August, in a total area of 294 km2. The Company gave an account of the technical parameters and timing of the measurements at a press conference, and made a clear promise to pay full compensation for possible damage.
3D seismic measurements taken in Bács-Kiskun and Tolna counties
11.08.2014
As commissioned by MVM Paks II. Ltd., under the site assessment programme required for the establishment of the new nuclear power plant units and guaranteeing their safe operation in the future, 3D seismic measurements have been carried out in several municipalities in the Kalocsa, Paks and Tolna districts since 15 August, in a total area of 294 km2.
Cloud9+ controls the Paks Nuclear Power Plant
29.07.2014
After rock and roll, electronic music has been given a leading role in the virtual control centre of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant. The interactive exhibition of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant and MVM Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Development Ltd. arrived at the third venue of its festival tour, the Valley of Arts. Before their evening concert, members of the band Cloud 9+ also visited the Interactive Lorry bearing the logo ‘Energy for Our Future’, trying out the control console simulator plunging the whole country into darkness.