Fuel for Hungary’s Paks NPP arrives from Russia

3 November 2023

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Péter Szijjártó, said another shipment of fuel assemblies for the Paks NPP had arrived in Hungary. He added that it was the third delivery this year. It was brought by ship across the Black Sea, then by train through Bulgaria and Romania, in compliance with the strictest safety regulations. “With regard to the operation of the Paks nuclear power plant, we have fuel rods at our disposal on site for a good long time,” he added. He said delivery of fuel rods would continue according to the contract, adding that cooperation with Hungary’s Russian partners was “excellent” in terms of the quality of the fuel rods and scheduling of deliveries. He noted that the Paks nuclear power plant accounts for about half of the electricity generated in Hungary.

Szijjártó stressed that nuclear energy makes an extraordinary contribution to Hungary’s security of supply, as half of the electricity generated in Hungary is produced at Paks, accounting for a third of total electricity consumption. He emphasised that the higher the share of nuclear energy in the national energy mix allows independence from the “totally irrational” price movements on the international market. “Nuclear energy is an area where neither politics, nor geopolitics, nor sanctions have anything to gain,” he added.

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