Rosatom: Construction of Paks 2 planned for next year

Construction of the Paks 2 nuclear power plant is planned to start next year, Alexey Likhachev, Rosatom's chief executive, told journalists in Moscow on Tuesday.

“We will pour the first concrete next year,” Likhachev said, responding to a question about the commencement of construction in Hungary.

The Rosatom head said the pace of construction was in accordance with the contract, and this could speed up depending on the wishes of the client, otherwise the project would go ahead based on “current contractual obligations”.

Paks currently operates 4 VVER-440 reactors, while preparations are under way to build two new Rosatom-designed reactors, boosting capacity to 4,400 megawatts from 2,000 megawatts.

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