Preparatory work is being intensively carried out at the construction site of the Paks-II NPP by both Russian and foreign companies.
Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Rosatom, met with Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, followed by a visit to the construction site of the Paks-II NPP. During the meeting it was noted that in the current year, the intensity of work at the construction site has significantly increased.
At the site of the future power units, Alexey Likhachev and Péter Szijjártó highly praised the scope and volume of work carried out after the main license was obtained in 2022, and the project moved to the main stage of construction in August this year.
The Hungarian contractor completed the soil excavation for power unit No. 6 to a depth of five meters ahead of schedule. Thus, soil excavation to the groundwater level with a total area of four hectares has been completed.
At the beginning of November 2023, soil stabilization works began following all safety requirements. This work involves the use of up to one million tons of cement. This stage is performed by a German company. At the same time, the construction of a 2.7 km long impervious blanket around the perimeter of the site of the future power units—designed to protect the construction site from groundwater infiltration—continues. These works are planned to be completed by the end of 2023 and proceed to the next important phase—excavation of the soil to the project depth of 23-27 meters. A total of about four million cubic meters of soil will be excavated.