U.S. nuclear power service giant Westinghouse Electric Company said it extended its reach in Poland by signing Memoranda of Understanding with 22 different companies there.
The MoUs were signed signed in the presence of the U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzeziński. They allow for cooperation on the potential construction of Westinghouse brand AP1000 reactors in the first Polish nuclear power plant and other potential AP1000 plant projects in Central Europe.
“The involvement of the Polish industry in the creation of the nuclear industry in the country and its first power plant is absolutely crucial. Polish industry and companies have a wealth of experience and know-how in the construction of power units of all kinds. Many of them also have experience in working on nuclear projects around Europe, which we want to make the most of. These memoranda open opportunities for cooperation not only for the Polish project but also potentially in the entire CEE region,“ said Mirosław Kowalik, President of Westinghouse Poland.
“The signing between Westinghouse and Polish suppliers is another key step in the strategic U.S.-Poland partnership on nuclear energy. Over the next several decades this project will create thousands of jobs in Poland and help build experience that can be used to support similar projects around the world,“ said Ambassador Brzezinski said the signing will, in time, create thousands of jobs in Poland – jobs that can be parlayed into similar projects around the world.
The memoranda establish cooperation with the following companies:
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