GE Power Services has announced the successful modernization of the 2000 MW Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary.
Paks nuclear power plant
The generator refurbishment of the nation’s only nuclear power station is expected to extend the asset’s life and help increase the reliability of the plant. The generator refurbishment is part of GE’s agreement to service eight generators—one per year through 2021.

The generators were commissioned between 1982 and 1987.

High-speed balancing of the generators is performed at GE’s services facility in Wroclaw, Poland, underscoring the company’s regional supply chain capabilities and expertise.

The Paks Nuclear Power Plant, owned and operated by MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd., a subsidiary of state-owned MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd (Magyar Villamos Művek, MVM), consists of four Russian-supplied VVER-440 type PWRs. In 2012, Paks Unit 1’s operating life was extended to 2032 and Unit 2’s operation was later extended to 2034. Units 3 and 4 are expected to be granted similar operating extensions.