Construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland. Duda calls on Tusk

I appeal to the government to start building a nuclear power plant as soon as possible, President Andrzej Duda said in Davos on Thursday.

Andrzej Duda is at the Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. During Thursday’s press conference, the president was asked about reports of a possible change in the location of Poland’s first nuclear power plant. The politician admitted that American journalists had previously asked him about this issue behind the scenes.

– I can appeal to Prime Minister Donald Tusk. This is an extremely necessary investment for Poland and must be implemented as quickly as possible. This is an investment that took a long time to negotiate so that American technology could be implemented in Poland. I appeal to the government to start construction of the power plant as soon as possible. Any change in the location decision will require the process to be restarted and will take years, Duda said. – This is an extremely necessary investment that will ensure Poland’s energy sovereignty – he emphasized.

Change the location of the nuclear power plant?

On Wednesday, Pomeranian Voivodeship Beata Rutkiewicz and Pomeranian Voivodeship Deputy Marshal Leszek Bonna stated that it is necessary to reconsider the location of the nuclear power plant. According to the original decision, it was to be built in the municipality of Choczewo. However, Rutkiewicz and Bonna suggest it should be Żarnowiec.

As reported by the portal, introducing changes to the nuclear power plant construction program at this point would practically derail the entire project. Moreover, such a decision would also have international consequences. Americans are involved in the construction of the power plant.

Nuclear power plant in Poland

Let us not forget that at the end of October 2022, the Government of Law and Justice chose the technology of the American company Westinghouse to implement the nuclear power plant project.

According to the schedule adopted by the Council of Ministers, construction of the first Polish nuclear power plant will begin in 2026, and in 2033 the first nuclear power plant with a capacity of about 1-1.6 GW will be launched. Subsequent units will be deployed every 2-3 years, and the entire nuclear program assumes the construction of nuclear units with a total installed capacity of approximately 6 to 9 GWe, based on proven generation III (+) nuclear reactors.

Source: Do Rzeczy