The employees’ forum was organized by MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. in Paks on 15 August 2018, with the participation of ministers without portfolio Andrea Bártfai-Mager Andrea and János Süli. The forum’s speakers were György Kobor, Chairman and CEO of MVM Ltd, István Hamvas, CEO of Paks Nuclear Power Plant leaving his post and Géza Pekárik, the NPP’s new chief executive officer.
‘I feel comforting to know that such experienced and highly committed experts are doing their best to provide the sufficient amount of electricity always and everywhere even in this hot weather. MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. is the flagship and one of the most significant assets of the MVM Group, the value of which – along with the technology and generated electricity – is to a great extent contributed by the experience and commitment of the plant’s workers. At all times it is expected that during their activities the state-owned companies will manage with proper care those resources and assets that cannot be measured in money but are very important for everyone. I would like to thank István Hamvas for his work and professionalism that could serve as an example to follow by the new generations”, said Andrea Bártfai-Mager, Minister without portfolio in charge of national assets.
In his speech János Süli focused on the importance of cooperation and nuclear energy. ‘During the recent decades Paks Nuclear Power Plant has proven its priority role in the national electricity generation. The plant generates cheap and environmentally friendly electricity under safe operating conditions. Knowing the results achieved by the Paks Nuclear Power Plant, no one would argue that Hungary needs the nuclear power plant on a long term. This fact serves as the legal basis for the plant lifetime extension and for the construction of two new power units within the framework of Paks II project’, stated the minister without portfolio responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of the two new units of Paks Nuclear Power Plant.
In his speech, György Kóbor, who had been recently appointed Chairman and CEO of MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd. emphasized the commitment of the national electricity group of companies to maintain the electricity supply security, ‘The security of electricity supply in Hungary is the matter of a priority importance for the MVM Group that cannot be managed without the nuclear capacities. Our group of companies guarantees the long-term electricity supply based on the reliable operation of Paks Nuclear Power Plant and our continuously expanding renewables portfolio.’
In his speech Géza Pekárik, the new chief executive officer of MVM Pakc Nuclear Plant Ltd. who entered the cabinet on 15 August 2018 focused on the important role played by the nuclear power plants in the air protection. ’The reliable, cheap and environmentally friendly electricity generation continues to remain our key task along with the sustainable efficient and competitive economy. Our vision does not pertain simply to the next 20 years of extended lifetime, it pertains also to the life of our grandchildren as well, for which the cheap electricity and clean air are an invertible part’, said the new chief executive officer.
’I am happy that the company has received such a credible expert as Géza Pékarik in the capacity of its leader. He possesses more than thirty years of nuclear power plant past which confirms that the nuclear responsibility is not just a word but also an integral part of the everyday work’, said the leaving chief executive officer in connection with his successor.
Géza Pekárik (53, power machine engineer, reactor equipment engineer) has been working at Paks Nuclear Power Plant since 1987. During the past three decades he has gained a wide experience in the nuclear area: he worked in all the technical areas of the plant in different positions. In 2005 he was appointed the Director of Technical Support of the NPP, in 2017 he was appointed the Deputy Technical Director to CEO. In 2011 he was awarded the Hungarian Silver Cross for his work.
István Hamvas, the chief executive officer leaving his post (66, graduated as physician) has been working at the nuclear power plant for more than 40 years. Since 2010 he has been the Chief Executive Officer of the NPP. His work has been appreciated by the Gold Cross of Honor, along with other awards.