GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Krakow-based engineering school AGH University of Science and Technology to collaborate in the training of a nuclear engineering workforce that will be needed to help develop and operate future nuclear power plants in Poland.

Under the MOU, GEH would support AGH University’s educational and certificate programs for nuclear, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering students.

The agreement is the latest in a string of agreements that GEH has signed with Polish engineering schools, project management firms and potential component suppliers.

Poland’s state-backed utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. (PGE) has targeted 2020 as the commercial date of operation for its first nuclear power plant.

“Our MOU with AGH University and other universities underscores our long-term commitment to assist Poland in developing a domestic pool of engineers and skilled workers who will be needed to build and operate the country’s first nuclear power plants,” said Danny Roderick, senior vice president of new plant projects for GEH. “

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