OKB “GIDROPRESS” has confirmed readiness to design a reactor plant for MVM Paks II Ltd
MVM Paks II Ltd representatives together with Hungarian regulating authority HAEA representatives performed nuclear qualification audit at OKB “GIDROPRESS” in order to confirm possibility of OKB “GIDROPRESS” to carry out development of reactor plant (RP) design for construction of “Paks” NPP Units 5 and 6 in Hungary. Within the audit the MVM Paks II Ltd and HAEA representatives studied the documents regulating the procedure of RP preliminary design development and preparation of substantiating and licensing documents for reactor plant and the documents describing valid management system.
The carried out audit has confirmed that OKB “GIDROPRESS” has all necessary technical resources and qualified personnel for execution of a complex of works on RP design development. As a result, a nuclear qualification certificate has been issued to the enterprise that gives the enterprise an opportunity to perform works under the “Paks” NPP project regarding elaboration of documents for RP preliminary project, development of technical specifications for safety system basic components, elaboration of topical reports, interaction with sub-contract organizations which are carrying out designing of safety system components.
OKB “GIDROPRESS” is the Chief Designer of reactor plants with water-cooled water-moderated power reactors (VVER RP). All VVER RPs in Russia and abroad are constructed according to the enterprise designs including four power units with VVER-440 in Hungary. The first power unit of “Paks” NPP was commissioned in 1982.