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New partnership announced as Poland’s Small Modular Reactors plans see new developments

The Canadian clean-energy specialist, Laurentis Energy Partners and Polish nuclear energy developer, Synthos Green Energy announced the signing of a Master Services Agreement (MSA) to support the development and deployment of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in Poland.

The agreement enables international collaboration between Laurentis and Synthos Green Energy, beginning with early project planning.

“This agreement is proof the world is looking to Ontario as a leader in clean energy and new nuclear technologies – like SMRs – that can provide tremendous economic and environmental opportunities,” said Todd Smith, Ontario’s Minister of Energy.

Based in Canada and with operations in Europe, Laurentis is a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and a full-scale SMR service provider. It offers expertise on the full development lifecycle of nuclear facilities, ranging from feasibility and planning through construction, commissioning and operations.

“Based on Ontario’s experience with the BWRX-300 project to date, Laurentis is well positioned to provide expertise and support for SMR development in Poland,” said Dominique Minière, President of Laurentis Energy Partners.

Synthos Green Energy, together with its partner PKN ORLEN, the largest multi-energy company in Central Europe, has established the joint venture (JV) company ORLEN Synthos Green Energy. Together, the JV plans to deploy a fleet of GE Hitachi BWRX-300 SMRs in Poland, targeting the first to be in operation by the end of the decade.

Separately, US Ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzeziński and the President of Westinghouse Polska, Mirosław Kowalik presented an offer to build a nuclear power plant in Poland to the Polish Minister of Climate and Environment, Anna Moskwa, last month.

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