The Minister of Climate and Environment, Anna Moskwa, issued a basic decision at the request of PGE PAK Energia Jądrowa regarding the construction, in cooperation with the Korean company KHNP, of the second nuclear power plant in Poland, the Ministry of Climate announced on Friday.
The Ministry of Climate and Environment informed PAP that on November 24 this year. Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa issued a basic decision at the request of PGE PAK Energia Jądrowa regarding the construction of the second nuclear power plant in Poland in cooperation with the Korean company KHNP.
As explained, the main decision is “an expression of the state’s acceptance of the investor’s investment intention to build a nuclear energy facility.” This decision is issued after the Minister of Climate and Environment has approved the investment’s compliance with the public interest, in particular with the state policy objectives, including energy policy, and the lack of negative impact of the investment on the state’s internal security.
Plans to build nuclear power plants in Poland
The second nuclear power plant in Poland is to be built as a joint venture of PGE PAK Energia Jądrowa and the Korean concern KHNP. The power plant is to have at least two APR1400 reactors with a total capacity of 2,800 MW. PGE PAK Energia Jądrowa, in which ZE PAK and PGE each have 50 percent. shares, is to prepare three elements of the investment: feasibility study, site and location research and environmental impact assessment for the planned construction of a nuclear power plant.
In mid-August this year. the management board of PGE PAK Energia Jądrowa announced that an application for the issuance of a basic decision regarding the construction of the second nuclear power plant in Poland in cooperation with the Korean technology supplier, KHNP, has been submitted to the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
The power plant is to be built in 2035 in Konin-Pątnów in the Konin commune in Greater Poland, in the areas bordering the current power plant of the ZE PAK Group.
At the end of September this year. Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe signed a contract with the American consortium Westinghouse-Bechtel to design the first Polish nuclear power plant in Pomerania. According to the schedule of the Polish Nuclear Energy Program, the first unit of this power plant would be launched in 2033.
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