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Decisions for 6 nuclear projects of Orlen and Synthos. Ambassador Mark Brzezinski on the US reaction

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We are proud that we can be a trusted partner of Poland in the energy transformation, thanks to which Poles will have access to clean, safe and affordable nuclear energy – wrote US Ambassador Mark Brzezinski, commenting on the decision of the Ministry of Climate and Environment to build reactors.

On Thursday, the Minister of Climate and Environment, Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska, issued a statement six fundamental decisions regarding the construction of six nuclear energy facilities using the BWRX-30 technology for Orlen Synthos Green Energy companies.

The ministry mentioned that the decisions concern the following locations: Włocławek, Stawy Monowskie, Stalowa Wola, Ostrołęka, Nowa Huta and Dąbrowa Górnicza.

Potential locations of SMR reactorsOrlen Synthos Green Energy

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Brzezinski: we are happy with the decisions regarding the construction of nuclear reactors

The US ambassador to Poland commented on the decisions of the Ministry of Climate Mark Brzezinski. “We are very pleased with the news from the Ministry of Climate and Environment about the issuance of fundamental decisions regarding the construction of nuclear reactors using BWRX-300 technology from GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. This is an important and much-needed step for Poland’s long-term energy security and for our relations,” he wrote.

“We are proud that we can be a trusted partner of Poland in the energy transformation, thanks to which Poles will have access to clean, safe and affordable nuclear energy,” Brzezinski added.

The ambassador attached information published by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, in which the company announced the decision regarding the location of six reactors.

Construction diagram of SMR reactorstvn24.pl via gao.gov

Financial support from the USA

BWRX-300 is a project of GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) – a joint-venture of the American GE and the Japanese Hitachi. It belongs to the boiling water reactor (BWR) family. At the same time, due to its relatively low power – 300 MWe, it is classified as the so-called SMR – small modular reactors. The first such reactor is to be built for OPG at the Canadian Darlington nuclear power plant. The next one, according to OSGE’s plans, is to be built in Poland by the end of the decade.

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In mid-November this year, the president of Orlen Daniel Obajtek reported that “investment in a small SMR nuclear reactor is one of the projects covered by the strategic support of the Phoenix program, which will receive funding from the US Department of State” Obajtek explained that “thanks to this, it will be possible to accelerate the construction of small reactors in Poland and significantly increase the energy security of our region.”

Small nuclear reactors in Poland. An important agreement was signedTVN24

Main photo source: PAP/Szymon Pulcyn



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