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Rosatom signs raft of agreements at annual forum


20 June 2017

Rosatom and its subsidiaries yesterday signed agreements with a number of governments, companies and universities during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow.

Iran, Hungary agree to collaborate on small reactors

Nuclear Policies

10 April 2017

Hungary-Iran - April 2017 - 48Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, and Zsolt Semjén, the Hungarian deputy prime minister, have signed a memorandum of understanding that includes collaboration between the two countries on designing small nuclear power plants as well as an €85 million investment by Hungarian banks in Iran. Reuters reported that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Mihály Orbán's chief of staff, Janos Lazar, had told a news conference on 6 April the MOU concerned establishment of a small nuclear reactor for scientific-educational purposes.

Hungary gets state aid clearance for Paks II project

New Nuclear

06 March 2017

Hungary can start construction of new nuclear power units at Paks next year as planned, following European Commission approval of commitments it has made to limit distortions of competition. The Commission said today it had concluded that Hungary's financial support for the Paks II project involves state aid, but it could approve this support under EU state aid rules on the basis of these commitments.

Paks II environmental licence decision upheld

Regulation and Safety

21 April 2017

MVM Paks II has received environmental approval to build two new units at the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. The company received an environmental licence from the Baranya County Government Office in late September, but this was challenged by Greenpeace Hungary and Energiaklub. The initial licence was then reviewed by Pest County Government Office, which gave statutory approval of the licence on 18 April.

Hungary gets site licence for Paks II project

Regulation and Safety

31 March 2017

Paks - new unit location 48The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority yesterday issued the site licence required to build two new units at the Paks nuclear power plant, while the environmental licence is expected to be finalised within weeks. Attila Aszódi, the government commissioner responsible for the Paks II project, told World Nuclear News today that receiving the site licence is a "major milestone" and the target remains for the first unit to be completed in 2025 and the second in 2026.

Putin: Russia ready to fund entire Paks II project

New Nuclear

03 February 2017

Putin and Orban - February 2017 - 48Russia is prepared to provide all of the funding required for Hungary's Paks nuclear power plant expansion project, President Vladimir Putin told journalists in Budapest yesterday, following talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. A transcript of the press briefing was posted on the Russian presidential website.