Westinghouse Electric Company has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with 22 companies in Poland. They were signed in the presence of the US Ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzezinski, allow for cooperation on the potential construction of AP1000 reactors for the first Polish NPP 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.” said Miroslaw Kowalik, President of Westinghouse Poland. “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.”
“The signing between Westinghouse and Polish suppliers is another key step in the strategic US-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,” Brzezinski.
MOUs were signed with the following companies:
Kersten – a leader in bending steel and aluminium components.
Famur Famak – a global supplier of complete bulk material handling and storage systems and individual machines.
Mostostal Pulawy –specialising in manufacturing and installation of steel structures.
Sefako – boiler manufacturer.
ZPUE – manufacturer of advanced solutions for the electric power industry, primary and secondary power distribution and generation equipment.
Grupa Powen-Wafapomop – manufacturer of pumps and services provider.
Emerson Automation Solutions – provider of technologies and services that help businesses measure, analyse, control, automate and optimise manufacturing, processing, and distribution.
Monta Materials Handling –specialising in assemblies of industrial equipment and installations.
GL Steel – installation, maintenance, and servicing of static devices.
Bureau Veritas Polska – certification of systems, products and persons, technical assessments and inspections in various industries, certification of suppliers and technology and environmental assessments.
Prochem – design company, implementing industrial investments and public facilitiesdealing extensively with environmental protection and specialising in the design and implementation of construction projects.
ZRE Katowice – comprehensive services for energy and industry including modernisation, design, production, repair, service, assembly, and diagnostics.
Energoprojekt Katowice – comprehensive service of investments in the field of design, consulting, expertise and technical analysis, construction supervision, and general contracting.
APS Energia – specialising in testing, inspection, and certification.
TÜV NORD Polska – certification of systems, products, and persons, technical assessments and inspections in various industries, certification of suppliers and technology, and environmental assessments.
Izotechnik – manufacture and installation of equipment and entire industrial installations, as well as their repair and modernisation.
Grafton Recruitment – recruitment company.
Bireta Professional Translations – translation services.
Ecol – maintenance services for industrial machinery and equipment.
Mostostal Kraków– providing services in the fabrication and assembly of steel structures and equipment installation.
Eaton Electric – manufacturer of devices and equipment that support electricity management.
Enegomontaz-pólnoc-belchatów – implementation of energy and industrial construction facilities.
Westinghouse previously announced MOU agreements with ten other companies in January 2022. Westinghouse is competing with EDF and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power to build Poland’s first NPP. Poland plans to build 6-9GWe of nuclear capacity to reduce its carbon emissions and gradually phase out coal while remaining energy independent. In 2021 the US Trade and Development Agency provided a grant for Westinghouse and Bechtel to conduct a front-end engineering design (FEED) study for a nuclear plant in Poland using AP1000 reactors.
Image: Westinghouse has signed Memoranda of Understanding with 22 companies in Poland (courtesy of Westinghouse)