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Westinghouse and Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe sign agreement to advance Poland’s nuclear energy program

US nuclear company Westinghouse Electric and state-owned Polish utility Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe (PEJ) signed a contract to advance Poland’s new nuclear energy program. The agreement moves the country one step closer to deploying multiple AP1000® reactors, the most advanced Generation III+ nuclear reactor available today. The contract covers front-end engineering, early procurement work and program development.

“Our cooperation on nuclear energy is an essential part of the US-Polish strategic relationships,” said the US Ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzezinski. “It is only fitting that our joint project advance during President Biden’s historic second visit to Warsaw in less than one year. This is a clear and important milestone in our energy security partnership. Although much hard work remains ahead of us, I know that by redoubling our commitments, and by working together, we will deliver the promise of clean, safe, and secure nuclear energy.”

“Today’s great progress enables PEJ and Poland to move forward with deploying the most advanced nuclear technology available to deliver affordable and clean electricity while reinforcing Poland’s energy security,” added Patrick Fragman, Westinghouse President and CEO. “We’re all working hard together to reach the next milestone agreement for the people of Poland.”

Polish industrial companies will play a key role in the supply of these nuclear plants. Westinghouse has already signed agreements with 35 companies in Poland and 75 throughout the region. Westinghouse has planned to establish a major engineering centre in Poland and is planning additional industrial investments to support the training and development of Poland’s nuclear power talents, workforce and supply base.

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