Poland gives green light to new large-scale nuclear reactor
On Wednesday 2 November, the Council of Ministers in Poland agreed to build a large-scale nuclear reactor in the north of the country. This decision will contribute towards achieving the EU’s 2050 decarbonisation targets and ensure security of energy supply.
“We believe this project is of great importance to the European nuclear industry as a whole. It shows that nuclear is needed to meet the EUs climate objectives and to overcome current security of supply challenges.”, states Yves Desbazeille, nucleareurope Director General. “The construction of a nuclear power plant in an EU country is beneficial not only to that particular country – it also helps combat climate change, ensure energy independence and maintain the EU’s industrial competitiveness”.
Following the press release issued by the Polish government, the first plant (with a capacity of up to 3,750 Mwe) will be developed in the north of Poland by nucleareurope member Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe along with Westinghouse Electric, Foro Nuclear member. According to official documents, this first unit should see the light in 2033.
The first Polish nuclear power plant will begin operation in 2033. The country's goal is to reduce its polluting emissions
In October 2022 the Polish Goverment approved the final version of the country's nuclear programme, which plans the construction of six nuclear units of 6,000 - 9,000 MW of joint installed power based on third-generation reactors and beyond and with an estimated investment of 34 billion euros.
The Polish Government plans to build six nuclear power plants of 6,000 - 9,000 MW of joint installed power