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János Süli: The new nuclear power plant units will be ready on time
The new nuclear power plant units will be ready on time without any technical or safety compromises – said János Süli, the minister responsible for the Paks II. investment at the Parliament’s Economic Committee’s external meeting. Erik Bánki, president of the committee highlighted: the realization of the Paks II. project is a national economic interest, and the guarantee for the long-term, cheap supply of electricity.
Report about the progress of the Paks II. project
At the external session of the Parliament’s Economic Committee in Paks János Süli, the minister responsible for the Paks II. project and his colleagues reported about the actualities of the investment, not only orally, but in writing as well. The written summary was received by every member of the committee, and it can also be read below.
The internationally-acknowledged interactive truck’s summer festival tour soon begins
The interactive truck of Paks II. received the international professional jury’s approval at the Atomexpo Event in Sochi in May 2018 in PR category. The mobile exhibition displaying nuclear energy and the Paks II. project awaits the interested at 8 domestic festivals with interactive programs, games and relaxing opportunities.
The interactive truck of Paks II. comes home for a day
The interactive truck of Paks II. visited the so-called City Day in Paks. At this grand event, dozens of Paks NGOs, institutions and companies were introduced, including Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Ltd., which brought its mobile exhibition to Táncsics Park.
János Süli took his ministerial oath
János Süli took his ministerial oath in the Parliament. The minister without portfolio responsible for the design, construction and installation of the two new nuclear power plant units of Paks continues his governmental work he started in May 2017.
International professional recognition for the interactive truck of Paks II.
Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. received a high degree of recognition: the company received a diploma in the Public Communication category at Atomexpo Awards finals.
About the actualities of Paks II. at BME
The Paks II. project has a serious opportunity for the university students – emphasized dr. Attila Aszódi in Budapest, who held a lecture about the actualities at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Conference in Győr about the Paks II. investment
A national energy efficiency event was launched by the Energy Division of the Association of Management and Scientific Associations in collaboration with the National Federation of Social Associations. The first stage of the series was hosted by the city of Győr, with the Paks II. investment in the center of the conference.
Cooperation for a common goal
The minister responsible for the Paks II. project and his state secretaries, MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd., Paks II. Ltd. and the Municipality of Paks had a joint meeting on 4 April 2018 in Paks about the Paks II. investment, and the cooperation in the joint development of the city and the region.
János Süli: one of the milestones of 2018 will be the submission of the establishment license application
János Süli minister without portfolio and dr. Attila Aszódi state secretary have spoken at the Budapest conference called Revolution of Energy, where it was stated that one of the milestones of the Paks II. project will be the submission of the establishment license application this year.
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.
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