The current energy situation highlights the importance of the Paks 2 project for Hungary
Budapest, June 14 - Neftegaz.RU.
The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority issued a licence for the Paks-2
project to start the soil stabilisation of the nuclear power plant construction site.
The purpose of this work is to ensure the required bearing capacity of the soils at the base of the future buildings and structures of the plant.
Soil stabilisation, together with the construction of an impervious curtain (licence for impervious curtain construction granted last month), which isolates the working site of the excavation pit of the nuclear power
plant under construction from groundwater penetration and protects the operating units of Paks NPP, is necessary for the transition to the direct construction phase of the power units themselves.
In addition to the soil stabilisation licence, permission was also granted for the construction of 3 warehouses and 2 storage areas.
The Paks-2 NPP project is based on the Russian-Hungarian
intergovernmental agreement of 14 January 2014 and the contracts of 9 December 2014 for the construction of the new plant.
The Paks-2 NPP will be built on a turnkey basis, Units 5 and 6 have a guaranteed lifetime of 60 years.
The general contractor is Rosatom
's engineering company ASE.