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All pending issues that are necessary for the Paks expansion to enter the second, implementation phase this September have been clarified with the management of the Russian nuclear power company Rosatom – MTI quoted Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
He said that the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) has to issue four other important licences before the construction can begin, the most important of which is the implementation licence, but applications have also been submitted for the reactor vessel, the nuclear island and the reactor building for Unit 5.
He highlighted: the Russian Party is going to provide every necessary documentation which is required for the HAEA to be able to give an informed opinion as soon as possible.
- If everything comes together as agreed today, it is entirely realistic that the Paks NPP investment will enter the second, implementation phase this September – he said.
As Péter Szijjártó pointed out, all of these is necessary to operate the two new units by 2030, thus the current power – 2000 MW – of the Paks NPP will be increased to 4400 MW.
Finally, the minister underlined that when the EU sanctions were adopted, it was stated, and even recorded in law, that the peaceful, civilian use of nuclear energy is not subject to restrictions, and that Rosatom itself was not included in any sanctions list, so the cooperation does not violate any rules.
– It is our aim to have the nuclear power plant constructed by 2030, which is a realistic goal, as the Hungarian government is for the continuation of the investment – he summarized.