Poland to pinpoint nuclear plant location next year

"We're planning to launch six nuclear units between 2033 and 2043," Michal Kurtyka said. Paweł Supernak/PAP

Poland is planning to select the technology for its first nuclear power plant (NPP) in 2021 and to choose its location in 2022, the climate minister has announced.

Speaking to the Polska Times.pl daily, Michał Kurtyka said "We're planning to launch six nuclear units between 2033 and 2043."

He also stated that the Polish Baltic coast is "quite a natural choice" as the location of NPP.

He stressed that some 20 nuclear units are located within 300 km of Poland, and Europe has a total of 107 of them. "After the first amortisation period, they produce very cheap and reliable energy," Kurtyka said.

"We can see in the polls that support for this type of energy source is growing," he added. "Currently over 60 percent of Poles believe that nuclear energy should be a part of our energy mix."