Poland examines three potential sites for first nuclear power plant

Thursday, January 24, 2013

In Poland work is under way at locating the best site for what will be the country’s first nuclear power plant.

Industrial Info reports that state owned Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA has awarded the site characterisation, licensing and permitting services contract for the plant to the WorleyParsons consortium. The contract is valued at $81.5m and will run for more than two years.

Nuclear power plant
The Polish government intends to eventually generate 3,000 MW of electricity through nuclear power, as it attempts to reduce reliance on Russian oil and gas imports.

The European Union has also placed the Poles under pressure to move away from its coal dependency and reduce its carbon emissions.

In December 2011, PGE announced three possible sites for the first NPP at Choczewo, Gaski and Zarnowiec. All three sites will undergo simultaneous surveys and site characterisation work.

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