Paks II minister meets with Rosatom heads in Sochi


János Süli, Hungaryʼs minister without portfolio in charge of the upgrade of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant, met with the heads of Rosatom, Russiaʼs state nuclear energy corporation and the general contractor for the project, in Sochi on Monday.   

The sides reviewed work that has been completed recently in the framework of the Paks II investment and weighed the most important tasks for this year, Süli told Hungarian journalists after the meeting, state news wire MTI reported.

Among these tasks will be the submission of the application for the implementation permit, which will contains some 3,000 pages, including attachments, he added. 

Some 80 facilities must be built to support the construction, Süli noted. Plans for these are being drawn up, permits acquired and contracts signed with construction companies, he added. Hungary must ensure lodging, a primary school, kindergarten and healthcare facilities for workers building the new reactors at the plant.

The Paks project is on schedule and there is a real chance the new reactors will go online in 2026 and 2027, Süli added.

Süli is in Sochi for the international trade show Atomexpo 2018. More than 3,000 professionals from 68 countries are participating at the expo which runs from Monday until Wednesday.

Attila Aszódi, state secretary for maintaining capacity at Paks, is due to speak at a round table discussion at the fair, together with István Lenkei, CEO of the Paks II project company, and József Elter, technical director at Paks.


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