The Hungarian Government’s state secretary for the project of expansion of nuclear power plant Paks, Attila Aszodi said that Atomstroyexport, a subsidiary of Russian company Rosatom, will soon issue the first major international tender for steam turbines for new reactors at NPP Paks.
Aszodi said that preparatory construction works could start in early 2018, while works on the construction of new nuclear units could start in two years from now, if all conditions are right. He estimated that preparation phase could cost between 600 and 900 million euros over 12 months, adding that the main cost would be incurred between 2021 and 2024. It is expected that a turbine tender would attract interest of two or three bidders and based on a similar project in Finland, the potential bidders could be General Electric Alstom, Siemens and Toshiba.
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