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Saturday, October 16, 2021

EDF offered to build 6 nuclear reactors in Poland

 The head of government, Mateusz Morawiecki, informed that on Friday that he met with the French delegation representing the nuclear energy sector. He added that the first nuclear block in Poland could be built in the mid-1930s at the earliest. The Prime Minister's meeting with the delegation from France was related to the proposal submitted to the Polish government by the French nuclear company EDF to build 4 to 6 nuclear reactors.

Morawiecki emphasized that the process of building such a power plant is a long process, and after selecting the location the overall construction takes 13-15 years. The first block could therefore be built in the mid-1930s, he pointed out.

The PM added that he was counting on the development of SMR technology that could appear earlier in the country.

In July this year. EDF, with 80 percent belonging to the French state, opened its office in Warsaw. As the French ambassador to Poland, Frederic Billet, said during the opening of the facility, the French government is determined to become involved in the field of nuclear energy in Poland. In February 2021, he appointed his High Representative for nuclear cooperation with Poland, Philippe Crouzet.

The Polish government expects that the partner in the nuclear program will also take up 49 percent shares in a specially formed energy company, will provide adequate financing, and will participate not only in the construction but also in the operation of nuclear power plants.