Poland selects Westinghouse Electric’s nuclear reactor technology

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Poland government has selected Westinghouse Electric Company’s AP1000 nuclear reactor technology as part of clean energy plans.

Poland’s Council of Ministers have approved a resolution selecting Westinghouse to be the technology supplier for the Polish government’s six to nine GWe nuclear program. This program will start with three reactors at the Lubiatowo-Kopalino site in northern Poland.

“I am grateful for the leadership that Prime Minister (Mateusz) Morawiecki showed by overseeing the selection of Westinghouse for this historic project. Poland is investing in a clean and secure energy future for all of the Polish people,” said U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski.

Westinghouse announced in September Memoranda of Understanding with 22 additional companies in Poland for cooperation on construction of AP1000 reactors in Poland and at other potential projects in Central Europe.

Westinghouse will be establishing an engineering center and is planning industrial investments to support training and development of Poland’s nuclear power talents and workforce.

In addition to two AP1000 units being completed at the Vogtle site in the United States, four AP1000 units are currently setting operational performance records in China with four additional units under construction.

Westinghouse AP1000 technology also has been selected for two additional units in China, nine units in Ukraine, and is under consideration at multiple other sites in Central and Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom, and in the United States.

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