Construction of the Rolls-Royce SMR Approved by the Polish Ministry - Latest Global News

Construction of the Rolls-Royce SMR Approved by the Polish Ministry

The Polish industrial group Industria’s plan to build a power plant based on Rolls-Royce’s SMR has been approved by the Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment.

Last December, Industria submitted its request for a policy decision to the Polish Climate and Environment Minister Paulina Henning-Kloska. The application contained detailed plans to build a nuclear power plant using Rolls-Royce’s small 470 MW pressurized water reactor and a storage facility for used nuclear fuel.

Henning-Kloska stated in the ministry’s policy decision on May 10 that the investment was in the public interest and in line with Poland’s energy and climate policy. The application was positively evaluated by the head of the Internal Security Agency and the Minister of State Assets.

The fundamental decision is the first in the procedure for official approval of investments in nuclear power plants in Poland. Industria can now apply for further approvals, such as a citation notice or a building permit.

Alan Woods, Director of Strategy and Business Development at Rolls-Royce SMR, said: “Today’s policy decision by the Polish Environment Minister is extremely positive news and allows us to advance our commercial and technical discussions on the use of Rolls-Royce SMR engines. “Works in Poland.”

“Poland is one of several important export opportunities for Rolls-Royce SMR as we look to build on our progress in the UK and exploit the important competitive advantage that our SMR design has over its competitors.”

The International Atomic Energy Agency initially gave Poland the green light to launch the country’s nuclear program in September last year. Construction of its first nuclear power plant will begin in 2026 in Lubiatowo-Kopalino in Pomeranian Voivodeship. The project will consist of up to six reactors at two or three sites with a total generating capacity of 6-9 billion watts.

“Rolls-Royce SMR’s design approved by Polish ministry” was originally created and published by Power Technology, a brand owned by GlobalData.

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