NuScale Power and KGHM move to support SMR deployment in Poland

15 September 2022

NuScale Power and KGHM Polska Miedz (KGHM) have signed the first Task Order and a Statement of Commencement to begin work under an Early Works Agreement (EWA) signed by the companies in February 2022. Under the Task Order, NuScale will continue to support KGHM’s application to the National Atomic Energy Agency (NAEA), the first application in Poland for the deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs), for the evaluation of NuScale’s innovative SMR technology, through activities including drafting additional Preliminary Safety Analysis Reports and coordinating with the NAEA. This task order also sets the stage for the subsequent tasks in the EWA as proposed by NuScale to KGHM.

“This agreement marks a significant milestone in NuScale and KGHM’s partnership history, making KGHM and Poland leaders in the race to rapidly decrease emissions worldwide,” said NuScale Power President and CEO John Hopkins. The announcement is an important next step to building the basis of project initiation towards the first NuScale VOYGR SMR power plant deployment in Poland and Central Europe by allowing KGHM to become a catalyst for SMRs in the region.

NuScale’s 12-module VOYGR™-12 power plant is capable of generating 924 MWe, and NuScale also offers four-module VOYGR-4 (308 MWe) and six-module VOYGR-6 (462 MWe) power plants, as well as other configurations based on customer needs.

KGHM is involved in the mining and processing of valuable natural resources.

Image: (left to right) NuScale President and CEO John Hopkins, Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, KGHM CEO Marcin Chludzinski, and Professor Ludwik Pienkowski from AGH University of Science and Technology view a model of NuScale's SMR technology (courtesy of NuScale Power)

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