The Hungarian authorities could call a tender for the expansion of the country’s sole nuclear power plant Paks before the end of the year, Hungary Around the Clock reported. The government wants to build two more nuclear reactors, to be operational between 2020 and 2030.
According to representative of the project management company five reactor types can be considered. Russia's Rosatom, US-Japanese Westinghouse, South Korea's APR-1400, Japanese Mitsubishi and French-German ERP are the possible candidates.
The plant currently runs four Russian VVER-type reactors with a combined capacity of about 2,000MW.
Paks generated a record high of 15,793 GWh of electricity last year, up 0.7% y/y. It accounted for more than 45.9% of the domestic energy production.
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