The UN-NYG Visits Paks Nuclear Power Plant

On Wednesday, 10 April, the UN-NYG took advantage of the UN holiday to visit Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary. This plant is a key part of Hungary’s energy infrastructure, supplying approximately 50% of the country’s power production needs with its four VVER-440 pressurized water reactors. Attendees were able to see the turbine hall and one of the two reactor buildings on a tour guided by the plant’s knowledgeable employees. There was also time to explore the training center, home to a complete unused VVER-440 pressure vessel and other components. The trip concluded with a dinner hosted by the Hungarian Nuclear Society Young Generation Network (YGN). It was a great chance to see nuclear infrastructure in action and build a relationship with other nuclear young professionals!