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Westinghouse and Bechtel sign agreement for Polish Nuclear Power Plant

  • 11 months ago (2023-05-26)
  • David Flin
Europe 1061 Nuclear 640

Westinghouse Electric , Bechtel , and Polish utility Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ) have signed an agreement for the design and construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant. The agreement sets out a plan for delivery of the project and confirms implementation of the next major stage of Poland’s nuclear energy initiative.

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The Polish Government selected the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor technology in November 2022. Licensing and engineering work is already underway. This agreement enables design activity to start, with a view to enabling the construction contract to start in 2025.

Patrick Fragman, CEO of Westinghouse, said: “The Westinghouse-Bechtel team is a proven one, as demonstrated by successfully powering up the first AP1000 reactor in the US and nearing completion of the second, as well as four AP1000 units already in successful commercial operation globally.”