János Süli, Hungary’s minister without portfolio in charge of the upgrade of the Paks nuclear power plant, met the heads of Russia’s Rosatom, 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. 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 said. Plans for these are being drawn up, permits acquired and contracts signed with construction companies, he added.
Hungary must ensure lodging, a primary school, a kindergarten and health-care facilities for the workers who will build the new blocks at the plant.
The Paks project is on schedule and there is a real chance the new blocks will go online in 2026 and 2027, Süli said.
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.
State secretary for maintaining capacity at Paks Attila Aszódi, Paks II CEO István Lenkei and Paks technical director József Elter will speak at a round table talk at the fair.