Poland may agree on nuclear plant financing in a few months - official

Naimski said the conclusion of the talks on the financing of the project “is a matter of a few months.” Tytus Żmijewski/PAP

The Polish government may conclude talks on the financing of the country's first nuclear power plant in a few months, government commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure, Piotr Naimski, said at a Polish-US Nuclear Industry Forum in Warsaw on Monday.

The Polish government is going to set up a special-purpose company in which it will hold a 51-percent stake, with the remaining 49 percent being held by a foreign partner.

Naimski said the conclusion of the talks on the financing of the project "is a matter of a few months."

"In order to stick to the schedule, we need to have the issue of financing concluded next year," Naimski added.

He also said the state-owned power company PGE could be a shareholder in the special-purpose company.

Poland plans to build its first nuclear power unit, generating 1-1.15 GW, by 2033.