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Date: 22 October 2020

Choice of nuclear technology in Poland – US deal

SOURCE: GOV.PL

Commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure of the Polish government – Piotr Naimski stated that the intergovernmental agreement between Poland and the US on the development of a civil nuclear power programme does not impose a choice of technology for the Polish plant.

According to Piotr Naimski, the agreement does not require Poland to choose a specific technology or partner for a nuclear project. Its scope includes preparation and presentation to the Polish government of an offer for the participation of American companies in the recently updated 20-year Polish Nuclear Power Program.

Moreover, financial details for the new plant were not part of the deal and construction costs and funding were still subject to negotiation. Poland wants to build six nuclear reactors with a total capacity of approx. 6-9 GW, the first of which is to commence operation in 2033. Offers are to be presented within 18 months.

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