Rosatom has appointed Vitaly Polyanin as the director of the Paks II nuclear power plant construction project as of November 20, the Russian nuclear power company announced on Tuesday.
The former director, Alexander Merten, will continue to be in charge of strategic issues, including the coordination of political, financial, and legal cooperation on the project.
Vitaly Polyanin, the new head, will manage the construction of the new nuclear power plant units, ensure the supply of materials and equipment for construction, as well as design and construction documentation,
Rosatom revealed in a statement.
Prior to his appointment, Polyanin was the construction project director of the Belarus nuclear power plant in Ostrovet, which started commercial operations in early November 2023.
The Paks II nuclear power plant project is being implemented under the Russian-Hungarian intergovernmental agreement signed on January 14, 2014 and three contracts for the construction of the new plant. The construction license for the Paks II nuclear power plant was issued by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority in August 2022. The power plant will be built on a turnkey basis with two VVER-1200 type 3+ generation units.
The Paks II nuclear power plant is the first Russian project in the European Union. Four VVER-1200 units are already successfully operating in Russia and two of the same type in Belarus. The state-owned Rosatom group has an order book of 33 units in 10 countries.
Via MTI, Featured image: Facebook/Paks II. Atomerőmű Zrt.