MOSCOW, 28 Sep — PRIME. Hungary received the second volume of fuel for the Paks nuclear power plant in a month from Russia, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó said.
“I would like to share the good news: we were able to secure both September fuel deliveries,” he said.
According to the minister, the fuel was delivered by air. This time, the Russian manufacturer had to choose a longer route through the Baltics and Northern Europe, he said.
At the end of 2014, Russia and Hungary signed an agreement on the construction of new fifth and sixth power units with reactor plants at the only Hungarian nuclear power plant, Paks, according to an advanced Russian project. The project was called “Paks – 2”, Moscow promised to issue a state loan to Budapest in the amount of up to ten billion euros for its implementation. The total cost of the work is estimated at 12.5 billion euros.
The Hungarian authorities have repeatedly stressed the importance of nuclear energy for ensuring the energy security of the country.
At the beginning of the week, Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev and Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto discussed the implementation of the project on the sidelines of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna. The parties agreed to continue joint work and considered further steps that will allow the construction of facilities to continue within the approved schedule.