On September 22, 2023, Levente Magyar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary, Gergely Jakli, Director General of Paks-2 NPP CJSC, and Alexey Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM, visited the construction site of Paks-2 NPP. Since the start of the main construction stage, this is the fist visit to the only nuclear power plant based on Russian Gen 3+ VVER-1200 technology under construction in the European Union.
By now, the construction of a concrete plant has been completed at the construction site while the construction of a reinforcement products workshop is underway. Besides, soil excavation down to the minus 5 meters mark for the foundation pit of Unit 6 is in progress and similar work for Unit 5 has already been completed. The next stage includes stabilization of soil at the site of the future units in order to continue preparing the pit for the first concrete. In total, it is necessary to remove about 1 million cubic meters of soil. As soon as next year, the number of the site workers will be more than 1 thousand people with more than 10 thousand people during the peak construction period.
“The main stage of Paks-2 NPP construction began last month, and today we are already actively working at the construction site, constantly increasing the pace. We expect the first concrete to be poured at the end of next year – at the beginning of 2025,” said Alexey Likhachev.