Russia’s Rosatom plans to start building two new blocks for Hungary’s Paks nuclear power plant according to schedule and it is possible additional blocks will be built later, head of the nuclear energy company Sergey Kiriyenko told the press in Budapest.
“There is a detailed schedule and we will strictly keep to all regulations and rules,” Russian news agency TASS said quoting Kiriyenko. “An environmental impact study will be prepared for the project and licencing is already under way; it will be implemented piecemeal,” he added. Everything is proceeding according to schedule and even slightly faster, he added.
“The Hungarian economy is developing rather fast and I would not exclude the possibility that once the investment project is successfully completed, the Hungarian government will decide to build an additional two blocks. For the time being, such a decision has not been made, but we will react to any decisions in line with the demand,” he said.
Sergey Kiriyenko said the reactors in Paks would be built with “the most up to date, post-Fukushima-type technology” and with at least 60 years guaranteed life expectancy. Commenting on the transit of spent fuel rods to Ukraine, he said this was working smoothly and going according to plans.
via tass.ru and hungarymatters.hu photo: paksnuclearpowerplant.com