Nuclear: Poland in talks with US and France

Nuclear: Poland in talks with US and France

Poland is in talks with several potential partners to develop the country’s nuclear industry and operate six reactors before 2040, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday (September 5), adding that negotiations with the United States are the most advanced be.

Morawiecki spoke to US Vice President Kamala Harris last weekend about a nuclear energy partnership. The discussion focused on “Certain Companies and Technologies”as well as above “how to accelerate” the development of nuclear energy in Poland, the Prime Minister announced at the press conference, as reported by the economic information website Forsal.pl.

“We want to work very closely with our (nuclear) partners. We are currently conducting the most successful negotiations with our American partners. I discussed this with Ms. Harris.”explained Mr. Morawiecki accordingly Forsal.pl.

According to the document “Energy Policy of Poland to 2040” adopted in 2021, Warsaw, which is heavily dependent on fossil fuels and currently has no nuclear power plants for commercial use, plans to build a total of six reactors.

The first nuclear power plant unit, with a capacity of around 1 to 1.6 gigawatts (GW), is scheduled to be operational in 2033, but critics fear the deadline is too short.

However, the United States is not the only country considering Poland as a potential partner in nuclear energy development. Morawiecki also referred to his visit to Paris last week, where he said he spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron about nuclear energy. He hopes so “This collaboration is compatible”that Poland has “Confirmed with the Americans and the French. »

As the guest of honor at the summer universities of the employers’ union Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF) last week, Mr Morawiecki urged companies to turn the European continent into a nerve centre. investments and innovations and called for massive reinvestment in the nuclear industry.

Warsaw is also in talks with the South Koreans about the US nuclear technology they are implementing, Morawiecki added.

Poland wants “Accelerate Negotiations” with various partners on nuclear energy, said the Prime Minister. “We see clearly how quickly this policy of gas friendship between Germany and Russia collapsed and led to misery in Europe”he pointed out.

[Article édité par Théo Bourgery-Gonse]

Reference: www.euractiv.fr

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