30 November 2021
Assystem, the No2 nuclear engineerning company in the world, has been awarded a 3 year framework contract by MVM ERBE ENERGETIKA Zrt. for the delivery of engineering services for two new units at the Paks ll Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Hungary.
The new deal, signed at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris, marks the next phase of progress on the Paks II new-build project, which is one of the cornerstones of Hungary’s National Energy Strategy 2030.
In Hungary, nuclear energy is the main contributor to electricity production and the extension of the Paks NPP with two new VVER-1200 units will provide the bulk of the domestic generating capacity needed in the future.
As an energy transition company, Assystem is focused on supporting the projects that will enable the energy transiton, such as nuclear power. With 4000 nuclear experts worldwide, the company’s wide knowledge of European markets, utilities and nuclear safety authorities is a valuable asset in supporting countries with their switch to greater low-carbon power production. For this framework, Assystem will deliver services related to the implementation, operation of the new nuclear power plant units, including the provision of site studies, documentation and design.
The Paks II expansion will comprise two new units, 5 and 6, at the Paks site, they will have a capacity of 1,200MW each and are scheduled for commissioning in 2029 and 2030.
Stephane Aubarbier, Chief Operating Officer, Assystem said: ‘We are delighted to partner MVM ERBE in the delivery of Paks II. Our teams will deploy the full spectrum of our expertise in the delivery of an NPP, incorporating our digital competency and deep understanding of the delivery of nuclear infrastructure in a regulated environment.”
Norbert Lajos Dr. Korom, CEO, MVM ERBE said: “As the owner’s engineer at Paks II, we strive to find the best possible partners in addition to our own capabilities for the successful implementation of the project. We hope that the agreement with Assystem will further this goal and that a long-term, successful cooperation will begin.”
About MVM ERBE
MVM ERBE Zrt., the Engineering Office of the MVM Group, prepares, design and implements projects requires for the operation of power plants producing electricity and heat, and electric transmission and distribution networks, and provides full-scale engineering services for these tasks.
References from a company with over 70 years of experience include the production of conventional high-output energy based on carbon, hydrocarbon and nuclear power, as well as lower-output equipment utilizing mainly renewable sources of energy (wind, biomass, biogas, landfill gas, solar energy, etc.)