Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - September 22, 2023
Westinghouse Electric Inks Deal for Polish Nuclear Power Plant
Westinghouse Electric Company announced the signing of a formal agreement to partner on the design and construction of Poland's first nuclear power plant at the Lubiatowo-Kopalino site in Pomerania.
The agreement was signed with Bectel, an engineering, construction and project management company.
“This is a team with demonstrated ability to deliver on large nuclear energy projects,” said David Durham, President for Energy Systems at Westinghouse, in a statement. “The fleet experience we have earned with our advanced, proven AP1000 technology, including a 100% complete design and construction lessons-learned, will serve Poland well as it seeks decarbonization and increased energy security.”
The Polish government selected the Westinghouse AP1000® reactor technology for its first-ever nuclear energy program in November 2022.
The AP1000 is the only operating Generation III+ reactor with fully passive safety systems, modular construction design and the smallest footprint per MWe on the market. In the U.S. at the Vogtle site in Georgia, one AP1000 unit is producing power for the grid while a second unit recently completed its initial fuel load with commercial operations likely later this year or early 2024.