János Áder’s lecture in Paks
In order to achieve the climate protection goals, we need nuclear power plants – declared president János Áder on Tuesday in Paks during his interactive lecture organized for local primary and secondary school students.
Carbon-free energy was discussed at the University of Dunaújváros
The two new NPP units designed for Paks will produce electricity CO2-free, in a great amount until the end of this century, helping Hungary achieve its climate protection goals – declared State Secretary Pál Kovács at the press conference held before the Science Week Introductory Professional Day, organized by the University of Dunaújváros.
János Süli: nuclear energy has a decisive role in climate protection
The Paks II. project attended AtomEco international forum and exhibition, organized by Rosatom in Pécs. A press conference was held at the new stand of Paks II. Ltd. by minister János Süli, who told that nuclear energy and Paks II. project has an important role in climate protection.
János Süli: the new NPP units of Paks built in international cooperation will be at the highest level of development
The most modern units will be built within the Paks II. project in an international cooperation – said János Süli, minister without portfolio following the negotiation with the Chief Executive Officer of Rosatom in Paks. During the press conference, following the negotiation, Alexey Likhachev told that the project has more than 400 licenses already, and by the handover of the basic design documents, it has reached an important milestone.
The third 3+ generation NPP unit started its operation in Russia
The 2nd unit of Novovoronezh II Nuclear Power Plant started its commercial operation on 1 November 2019. This is the seventh NPP unit in Novovoronezh and the third operating reference NPP unit for Paks II.
Nuclear power plant operation engineer training is already underway at four universities
Nuclear power plant operation engineer training has started in September at four universities as part of Paks II. Academy, while in Veszprém and Pécs the course is going to start in January 2020 in a cross semester.
The interactive exhibition is celebrating its 10-year anniversary
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.
A Franco-German consortium is going to supply the automated process control systems
Framatome SAS–Siemens AG consortium is going to supply the automated process control systems for Paks II., the two corporations won the contract in competitive call for bids.
An opportunity for the region to flourish
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.
Almost half of clean energy is from the nuclear power plant in Hungary
45% of carbon neutral electricity in the European Union was generated by nuclear power plants – can be found in the statistics of the ENTSOE.
Nuclear power plants provide one third of carbon-free electricity
Nuclear power plants provide 10% of global electricity, while in the meantime it means one third of carbon-free electricity – was said at the IAEA’s conference.
MAVIR continues to predict an increase in peak load
Domestic electricity generation has fallen by about a quarter in ten years, while electricity consumption is steadily rising.
The IAEA General Assembly has begun in Vienna
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.
The mobile exhibition was popular this summer as well
The mobile exhibition of Paks II. Ltd. visited 8 big Hungarian festivals during the summer of 2019, almost 20 thousand people visited it in two months.
Paks II. at the City Day of Szekszárd
Szekszárd hosted the Szekszárd City Day program series on the third weekend of August this year as well. This year Paks II. was also involved in the programs.
The trainee program of Paks II. is successful
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
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.
A new record for the summer electricity consumption
According to MAVIR Hungarian Independent Transmission Operator Company Ltd.’s announcement, the Hungarian summer electricity consumption reached a new record on 27 June 2019.
The Paks II. truck starts its festival roundtrip again
The mobile exhibition displaying nuclear energy and Paks II. project awaits the interested at eight summer festivals in 2019 as well with interactive programs, rest and relaxation and various games.
The construction of the first facilities of the construction and erection base of Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant has started
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.