New Opportunities for Domestic Enterprises in Paks II Project
As KaloHírek reports, domestic entrepreneurs can join more and more tasks in Paks II project. Minister János Süli said that the construction of the service buildings and the regional development also offer opportunities. Paks II Zrt. on June 30, 2020 will submit the most complex application ‒ the one on the construction licence ‒ to the National Atomic Energy Authority.
Süli summed up that life justifies the decision in March of 2009 to build two new Paks-blocks, as power consumption records are breaking continuously. A recent resolution passed by a large majority in the European Parliament confirms that there is no climate protection without nuclear energy.
The minister added about current situation of Paks II project: “The application for the construction license is due on June 30 this year, that is, after receiving last autumn the package of documents handed over by the Russian general contractor, the experts have eight months to evaluate it. On this basis, the preliminary safety report will be prepared, in which we also confirm to the authority that we are building blocks that comply with the Hungarian nuclear safety requirements and European Union standards”.
János Süli reminded that machines are already working on the site, the first buildings are being built. Applications on construction licence for more dozen buildings are expected to be submitted to the authority during spring. Being a subcontractor for the construction of the service buildings can be a good letter of recommendation during power plant construction. He added that subcontractors, interested in Paks II project, should follow not only tenders, published by Russian general contractor and Paks II Zrt. Enterprises, both domestic and foreign, that already won a tender, and PIP Nonprofit Ltd., which coordinates regional development, are looking for subcontractors for their investments as well.
The minister said that more spectacular steps are expected this year in the area of regional development. Progress is being made in regard of public utilities, road and housing construction, and development of institutions. Several settlements have already received money from budgets to start and implement these plans. However, there is a strong emphasis on informing the public so that everyone, especially those living in the area, can come to know the fact that up-to-date blocks are being built in Paks, that will be operating safely and cheaply and produce energy, regardless of the weather.
The European Commission has approved the planned amendment of the government decree regulating the site preparation works related to Paks II project. It means that – after submission of the construction permit – the licensing process can start, which can be continued by earthworks at the beginning of next year as well – informed János Süli, Paks, Minister for Paks II Investment. He said the pandemic situation made it difficult, but not impossible, to continue the work on Paks II project.
It is close to the ninety billion forints that the Hungarian side has drawn from the Russian credit line for the Paks II investment. However, most of the money used has already been repaid by the Hungarian government, meaning that no interest will have to be paid.
János Süli, minister without portfolio, is also committed to make the most of the development opportunities offered by the investment for Kalocsa and its region, it was told during a forum, organized by Club of Entrepreneurs of Kalocsa.
Minister János Süli said at a corporate executive forum organized by the Joint Venture Association and its partners, that the new units will bring back the investment and generate profits.
As KaloHírek reports that domestic entrepreneurs can join more and more tasks in Paks II project. Minister János Süli said that the construction of the service buildings and the regional development also offer opportunities. Paks II Zrt. on June 30, 2020 will submit the most complex application ‒ the one on the construction licence ‒ to the National Atomic Energy Authority.