The Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment has approved the development of Poland’s second large nuclear power plant to be built in the Patnów-Konin region.
Construction is expected to start in 2026, while the plant is scheduled to start supplying power in 2033.
In August 2023, PGE PAK Energia Jądrowa, a joint venture of the Polish companies ZE PAK and Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), submitted an application to the ministry for a new plant.
As per the application, the proposed plant will have two units and generate 22 TWh of electricity per year, which is equivalent to approximately 12% of the current electricity demand in Poland.
In November 2022, the Polish government announced the first plant, with a capacity of 3750 MWe, would be built in Pomerania using technology from the US company Westinghouse. An agreement setting a plan for the delivery of the plant was signed in May by Westinghouse, Bechtel and PEJ.
Poland aims to reduce coal dependence by building 4-6 nuclear reactors with a total capacity of 6-9 GW between 2026 and mid-2040s.
Source : Construction Europe