Under the general contractor agreement signed in December 2014, the design of the two new reactor units at Paks and the preparation of their construction began in January 2015. As part of this, it is necessary, among other things, to adapt the designs of the new units to the inherent conditions of the site and to prepare the licence applications
MVM Paks II Ltd. launched a series of public forums in connection with environmental permitting in Kalocsa on 17 March. The series of events affecting 40 municipalities around Paks was ended in Bikács on 23 April. One additional public forum will be held in Paks on 4 May and an official public hearing on 7 May.
The Euratom Supply Agency (ESA) of the European Commission has approvingly signed the nuclear fuel supply contract concluded by Hungary and Russia. With this, after constructive negotiations between the Hungarian Government and the European Commission, consultations on fuel supply to the new Paks units had been closed; the European Commission notified the Hungarian Government of this in its official letter on Monday.
MVM Paks II Ltd. launched a series of public forums in 40 municipalities around Paks on 17 March 2015. The topics of the events include the current status of the project, the environmental permitting process, the Environmental Impact Statement and the public hearing to be held in Paks on 7 May. After 20 forums held on the Kalocsa side of the Danube, the series of events continues on the Paks side.
As part of the environmental permitting associated with the establishment of new nuclear power plant units, MVM Paks II. Ltd. is holding public forums between 17 March and 23 April. The residents of 40 municipalities in the vicinity of Paks will be informed about the current state of the project, the environmental permitting process, the Environmental Impact Assessment and the public hearing held in Paks, which will take place in the spring. After the presentations, it will be possible to express opinions and to ask questions.
On 9 December 2014, MVM Paks II. Atomerőmű Fejlesztő Zrt. (MVM Paks II. Nuclear Reactor Development Closed Joint-Stock Company) and the Russian Joint-Stock Company Nizhny Novgorod Engineering Company Atomenergoproekt signed three implementation agreements for two new 1200 megawatt nuclear reactor units to be constructed at the Paks plant. The agreements formalise the engineering, procurement and construction parameters for the new units, conditions related to the support of their operation and maintenance, and details regarding fuel supply and the handling and storage of spent fuel elements. The Hungarian party has entered into a favourable agreement keeping within the financing resources available for the project.
The Student Energy Association held an event entitled ‘How is Paks II. Being Prepared? – Forum on the Maintenance of the Capacity of the Nuclear Power Plant’ at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
The Shareholders’ Meeting of MVM Ltd. has decided to transfer the shares in MVM Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Development Ltd. – the company responsible for the management of capacity maintenance at Paks – to the value of HUF 10.157 billion to the Hungarian State, and to increase the registered capital of South Stream Hungary Ltd.
Tradition and modern technology met at the interactive exhibition of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant. For a short time, the Kossuth Award-winning Csík Band assumed power over the virtual control console of the nuclear power plant during the Szeged Youth Days. The members of the orchestra visited the interactive truck bearing the logo ‘Energy for Our Future’ prior to their concert in the afternoon. The interactive truck arrived in Szeged as the sixth stop of its festival tour this year.
As commissioned by MVM Paks II. Ltd., the site assessment programme required for the establishment of the new nuclear power plant units and for guaranteeing their safe operation in the future continues around Dunaszentgyörgy, Gerjen, Madocsa, Paks, Pusztahencse, Tengelic and Fadd in Tolna County. 3D seismic measurements started on 15 August affect a total area of 294 km2 in several municipalities in the Kalocsa, Paks and Tolna districts.