French state-controlled power group EDF has submitted an initial, non-binding offer to the Polish government to build four to six nuclear power units in Poland, EDF reported on Wednesday.
Poland’s minister for state assets has welcomed the signing of a joint investment deal between the Polish copper and silver company KGHM and Nuscale, a US company, to develop small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs), saying it is line with the government’s strategic goals.
Thirty-nine percent of Poles are in favour of building nuclear power plants in Poland, 5 percentage points more than in 2018, a survey by the CBOS pollster revealed on Wednesday.
The intergovernmental agreement with the US on the development of a civil nuclear power programme does not impose a choice of technology for the Polish plant, Piotr Naimski, gov't commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure, said on Thursday.
Poland and the US on Monday concluded an intergovernmental cooperation agreement on the development of a civil nuclear power programme and the civil nuclear power sector in Poland, the US Embassy announced.
Nuclear and renewable energy will help Poland switch to a low-emission economy and attain the EU's climate neutrality goals, Deputy Climate Minister Adam Guiborge-Czetwertynski told the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily on Wednesday.
Enhanced defence cooperation through development of plans to strengthen military ties and the start of a new chapter in energy cooperation through a partnership to develop nuclear energy are foreseen in a joint declaration between the Polish and US presidents.