The Hungarian government has denied reports that the construction of two new blocks at the Paks nuclear facility may only be completed in 2032, five to six years behind schedule, local media reported on November 12. The Paks expansion, the largest ever investment in Hungary, will see Russian state atomic energy group Rosatom build two new reactors for €12.5bn, doubling capacity. The power plant accounts for half of Hungary’s electricity production and a third of the consumption. However, left-wing daily Nepszava reported on Monday, citing experts involved in the project, that the expansion of the nuclear power plant will only be completed in 2032, instead of the planned 2026-27 deadline.
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