Statement of the Politburo confirming drafts about helping Hungary build a nuclear power station and receive a credit from the Soviet Union for that purpose.
Directives to Soviet Representatives for Conducting Preliminary Negotiations with the Delegation of Hungarian Experts on the Issue of Rendering Technical Assistance to the HPR in the Construction of an Atomic Power Station
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to Soviet representatives for conducting preliminary negotiations with the delegation of Hungarian experts on the issue of rendering technical assistance to the HPR [Hungarian People’s Republic] in the construction of an atomic power station.
In conducting preliminary negotiations with the delegation of Hungarian experts on the issue of rendering technical assistance to the HPR in the construction of an atomic power station, be guided by the following:
1. The Soviet side could cooperate with the Hungarian People’s Republic in the construction of an atomic power station with capacity of 800 thousand kilowatts, consisting of units with atomic water power reactors with a capacity of 400 thousand kilowatt (electric) each, based on the possibility of putting the first unit into operation in 1973 and the second in 1975.
2. The Soviet Side could implement this cooperation by way of:
- Completing work on the technical and working design of the atomic power station in volumes and timeframes per agreement of the sides;
- Delivery of equipment, instruments, articles and materials necessary for the construction of an atomic power station per specifications agreed to by the sides;
- Delivery of nuclear fuel for the atomic power station to the Hungarian People’s Republic in the form of finished complete cores and regulating assemblies during the course of the full period of operation of the atomic power station;
- Sending Soviet specialists on assignment to the Hungarian People’s Republic for author’s oversight and consultation during the construction of the atomic power station, conducting installation oversight of equipment delivered from the USSR, accomplishing technical leadership of adjustment and putting the atomic power station into operation, as well as, if there is need, sending installation specialists [from the USSR] to complete especially complex special installation work;
- Accepting specialists from the Hungarian People’s Republic for production and technical training at operating atomic power stations in the USSR, and those under construction.
3. Come to agreement that the Hungarian Side must take on:
- Completion of work (as agreed with competent Soviet organizations) connected with the selection and preparation of the site where the atomic power station is to be built and the transfer to competent Soviet organization of source data and other information needed for the completion of design work;
- Completion of construction and installation work, with the assistance of Soviet organizations, on the full complex of buildings and structures of the atomic power station;
- Completion of design, construction and installation, and start-up work on all auxiliary structures (water supply, external networks and lines, electrical transmission lines, automobile roads and highways, and other auxiliary facilities of the atomic power station;
- Manufacture and supply of equipment, instruments and articles and materials for the atomic power station and all auxiliary shops and facilities, except for equipment, instruments, articles and materials which are to be supplied by the Soviet Side.
The volume of work to design and supply equipment for the atomic power station, as well as deadlines for their completion will be determined by agreement of the sides.
4. Payment for the equipment, materials and all other expenses of Soviet organizations, connected with cooperation in the construction of the atomic power station in Hungary, must be carried out by way of accounts per the Soviet-Hungarian Trade Agreement in transferrable rubles in accordance with the Agreement on multilateral accounts in transferrable rubles and organizations of the International Bank of Economic Cooperation from 22 October 1963.
Directive explaining ways Soviet representatives can help Hungarian experts representing the Hungarian People's Republic construct atomic energy stations.
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