Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has submitted a nuclear power plant project proposal to Poland.
KHNP officials will meet with Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Undersecretary of State at the Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment, on April 21 to submit a project proposal. The Polish Ministry is responsible for nuclear power plant construction projects in Poland. A letter from Korean Commerce, Industry and Energy Minister Moon Seung-wook will also be delivered at the meeting.
KHNP plans to explain to the Polish official not only the safety, economic feasibility and excellence of the Korean-type nuclear power plant, but also KHNP’s business management capabilities, its differentiated technology and the efforts of the Korean nuclear industry. to work with Poland.
The Polish government last year announced Poland’s energy policy until 2040 (PEP2040), which included plans to build new nuclear power plants. Beginning with the operation of a new nuclear power plant in 2033, the plan envisages the construction of six nuclear power plants with a capacity of six to nine gigawatts (GW) at two sites by 2043. The project will be implemented under the form of an intergovernmental agreement.
Previously, Minister Moon and KHNP Chairman Chung Jae-hoon met Piotr Naimski, State Secretary and Government Plenipotentiary for Poland’s Strategic Energy Infrastructure, in November 2021, stressing that Korea is the best partner. for the new nuclear power plant project in Poland.
KHNP promotes nuclear power plant exports to several countries in addition to Poland. In November 2021, it submitted a security response document and a bid for the nuclear power plant project in the Czech Republic. It is also in talks to participate in a project in Egypt, which foresees the construction of four nuclear power plants in the El Dava region.
The results of the call for tenders will be announced in 2023 for the Polish project and in 2024 for the Czech project, and from the first half of 2022 for the Egyptian project. In addition, KHNP’s participation in the Tritium Removal Facility (TRF) procurement project for a Romanian nuclear power plant is expected to be announced in 2022.