Posted: 15.11.2023 12:47:00

Russia, Hungary agree on construction schedule for Paks-2 NPP

The Rosatom State Atomiс Energy Corporation and the Hungarian Foreign Ministry have signed a schedule for the construction of the Paks-2 nuclear power plant through early 2030s, TASS reports


The announcement about the construction of the nuclear power plant was made by Rosatom CEO Aleksei Likhachev and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto during a visit to the construction site in Paks. They also discussed the implementation of the project for the construction of two new units of the nuclear power plant.

“We’ve signed a work schedule. We’ll be able to commission the nuclear power plant in early 2030s,” Szijjarto said.

“For us, the construction deadlines will be set up by the customer,” Likhachev noted.

He also said that y 14 power units with VVER-1200 reactors designed by Rosatom are currently under construction around the world, with two of these being built in Hungary.

“Meanwhile, we pay special attention to the Paks-2 nuclear power plant project and are devoting a lot of resources here. Attention to this project will increase,” Likhachev added.

In turn, Szijjarto said that Hungary will never support sanctions against Russian nuclear energy, no matter what EU package they are included in, “We’ll never support sanctions against nuclear energy.”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary recalled that the EU is now considering the 12th package of sanctions against Russia.

“There shouldn’t be any restrictions on the nuclear industry in the 12th package,” Szijjarto is convinced. At the same time, he clarified that in the projects of the 12th package known to him there are no sanctions against nuclear energy.