Press release

Poland gives green light to new large-scale nuclear reactor

Nov 4, 2022 | Press Release

Brussels, 4 November 2022: nucleareurope welcomes the resolution adopted by the Council of Ministers of the government of the Republic of Poland on Wednesday 2 November to build a large-scale nuclear reactor in the north of the country. This decision will contribute towards achieving the EU’s 2050 decarbonisation targets and ensure security of energy supply.

We believe this project is of great importance to the European nuclear industry as a whole. It shows that nuclear is needed to meet the EUs climate objectives and to overcome current security of supply challenges.”, states Yves Desbazeille, nucleareurope Director General. “The construction of a nuclear power plant in an EU country is beneficial not only to that particular country – it also helps combat climate change, ensure energy independence and maintain the EU’s industrial competitiveness”.

Following the press release issued by the Polish government, the first plant (with a capacity of up to 3,750 Mwe) will be developed in the north of Poland by nucleareurope member Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe. According to official documents, this first unit should see the light as from 2033.

About us: nucleareurope is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. Our membership is currently composed of 15 national nuclear associations and 6 corporate members. As a result, we represent nearly 3,000 European companies working in the industry which support around 1,100,000 jobs.

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