US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 24 May announced further investment in Poland with the establishment of a global shared service centre in Kraków. The centre, Westinghouse’s first facility in Poland, will open in Zablocie Business Park B in August 2021. In the first stage, it will employ some 150 highly skilled workers in various functions.
“Westinghouse is well-positioned to help Poland meet its energy goals through in-country investments in nuclear technologies,” said Westinghouse President and CEO Patrick Fragman. “High-quality, in-country talent will expand our diverse team of more than 9,000 employees across the world and help Westinghouse to play an even stronger role in Poland’s viable energy industry, while also leveraging our Polish capabilities in the rest of the world.”
The announcement of the shared service centre comes shortly after a series of milestones reinforcing Westinghouse’s commitment to Poland. This includes the finalisation of an Inter-Governmental Agreement between Poland and the USA on cooperation for the implementation of the country’s nuclear energy programme, as well as a recent meeting between Fragman and Poland’s Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski.