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.
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.
The government has adopted a resolution to update the Polish Nuclear Power Programme (PPEJ), the Ministry of Climate announced on Friday.
The State Treasury is to purchase 100 percent of shares in Poland's special purpose company PGE EJ1, owned by three power firms PGE, Enea and Tauron, and copper company KGHM. PGE EJ1 is to prepare the design and construction of the country's first nuclear power plant.
A partnership with Poland in the development of nuclear energy will be an additional area of close and effective cooperation between the US and Poland, wrote US ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher on Twitter on Tuesday.
Government Commissioner for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski held a meeting in Washington on Wednesday with US Energy Minister Dan Brouillette during which they discussed Polish-US energy cooperation and the US gas supply to Poland.
Spokesman for Polish government Piotr Mueller told Polish Radio One on Tuesday that a decision regarding the building of Poland's first nuclear power plant will most likely be announced this year.
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 billionaire’s company Synthos S.A. is reported to have teamed up with GE Hitachi which, in a press statement said: “In a Memorandum of Understanding signed by GEH and Synthos, the companies have agreed to investigate the potential to construct GEH's BWRX-300 small modular reactor in Poland.”
Prof. Tatsuya Okubo, dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, and Prof. Krzysztof Kurek, director of the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) signed an academic exchange agreement between the two institutions, in Warsaw, on Monday.