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'All options open' as Poland plans to embrace nuclear power: gov’t spokesman

20.10.2022 21:30
The Polish government spokesman has said that Poland is in talks with several potential partners to build nuclear power plants in the country, adding that “all options are open.”   
Piotr Mller.
Piotr Müller.PAP/Piotr Nowak

Piotr Müller made the declaration at a media briefing in Warsaw on Thursday, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

Earlier in the day, media reported that Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin and Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moskwa were set to visit the United States later this week to finalise a contract for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland with White House officials and US company Westinghouse. 

Asked whether a decision had been made to choose a US contractor, or whether French and South Korean companies were still in contention to build a nuclear power plant in Poland, Müller said: “In negotiations it is always important to have various options on the table until the very end.”

He added: “At the moment, all the options are open and negotiations are ongoing.”

Asked if the Polish government ministers were heading to the United States to sign the deal, Müller replied: “At this point, every option is on the table.”

Polish-US deal imminent?

According to the businessinsider.com.pl website, Sasin and Moskwa are scheduled to hold talks with US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.

Polish and US officials are expected to thrash out the final details of a contract for the construction of Poland's first nuclear power plant, the website said.

The project will be carried out by the Westinghouse company, businessinsider.com.pl reported.

Meanwhile, Poland’s Rzeczpospolita newspaper reported on Wednesday that the state energy group PGE and the ZE PAK energy conglomerate were set to sign a letter of intent with South Korean partners on the construction of Poland's second nuclear plant in the central village of Pątnów. 

Poland has received offers for the construction of nuclear power plants from France’s EDF, South Korea’s KHNP, and a joint offer by the Westinghouse company and the American government, the PAP news agency reported.     


Source: PAP, businessinsider.com.pl, money.pl