Hungary, New batch of nuclear fuel for NPP Paks delivered from Russia

, SEE Energy News

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto announced that the country has received another batch of nuclear fuel for its nuclear power plant Paks from Russia by air.

The fuel rods were delivered on a flight that passed over Belarus, Poland and Slovakia before arriving in Hungary. Hungary received its first air delivery of fuel rods for NPP Paks about two weeks ago.

Usually, the fuel is delivered by train across Ukraine, but because of Russia’s war against Ukraine, Hungary was forced to find an alternative route.

NPP Paks operates four Soviet VVER-440 nuclear reactors commissioned between 1982 and 1987.

Currently, NPP Paks provides about a half of Hungary’s total electricity generation.

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