Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division organized a seminar for potential suppliers of Paks II NPP project

ASE JSC Branch Office in Hungary (part of Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division) organized a seminar for potential suppliers of Paks II NPP project. The event which was attended by over 350 representatives from 180 companies of Hungary, EU countries, Russia, Turkey and Serbia was held in Paks (Hungary) on February 23.

Mr. Vitaly Polyanin, Vice President of ASE JSC - Director of Paks NPP construction project believes that the large number of the participants proves a huge interest of companies in the project which last year entered the main stage and is now gaining momentum. “Currently we are preparing for the first concrete which may happen in 2024. ASE JSC Branch Office in Hungary will do its best to ensure maximal localization and participation in the project of all the interested companies”, said Paks NPP project director.
The seminar participants received detailed information about the possibilities and conditions of partnership in the project and requirements for the suppliers, including nuclear qualification. Representatives of ASE JSC Branch Office spoke about the procedure of contract conclusion and work performance at the site and answered the questions of the companies interested in cooperation.

Mr. Gergely Jákli, Board Chairman, CEO of Paks II. Ltd. emphasized that strengthening the energy security of Hungary and implementation of the European Green Deal are impossible without enhancing the nuclear capacity of the country. “New market possibilities are opening for the companies participating in the project since many country of Europe and worldwide decided to extend the life of their operational power units or to build new power plants”, he said.

Alexander Merten, ASE JSC Vice President for International Development underlined the transparency of Rosatom foreign projects for participation of companies from different countries. “Today Rosatom is the only company expanding its presence on the global nuclear market. In all the countries of operation we welcome cooperation with local companies, and today we are speaking in favor of participation of primarily Hungarian contractors and suppliers in Paks II NPP project”, emphasized Mr. Merten.
In order to inform potential partners of Paks II Npp project, a specialized web page of ASE JSC Branch Office in Hungary will start functioning soon.
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Paks-II NPP project is being implemented on the basis of Russian-Hungarian Intergovernmental Agreement dated January 14, 2014 and three basic contracts for construction of the new NPP. The main license for construction of Paks II NPP was issued by the Hungarian regulatory authority in August 2022. Paks II NPP with two VVER-1200 power units of 3+ generation will be built on a turn-key basis. Paks II NPP is the first Russian project in the European Union. Receipt of the construction license confirm the compliance of the project with the Hungarian and European safety standards. There are four VVER-1200 power units that are being successfully operated in Russia and two similar power units that are operated outside Russian, in Belarus NPP. In total, the foreign portfolio of the order of Rosatom State Corporation includes 33 power units in 10 countries.