Westinghouse signed supplier agreements with 22 companies allowing for cooperation on the potential construction of its AP1000 reactors in Poland.

The company previously announced MOU agreements with ten companies toward the same goal in January 2022.

Westinghouse is competing with France’s state-owned power company EDF and South Korea’s Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power to build Poland’s first nuclear power plant, according to Reuters.

The country wants to build 6-9 GW of nuclear capacity to reduce its carbon emissions and gradually phase out coal while remaining energy independent.

Reuters also reported that the U.S. recently made an offer on how the countries can cooperate on building nuclear energy projects in Poland. In 2021 the U.S. Trade and Development Agency provided a grant for Westinghouse and Bechtel to conduct a front-end engineering design (FEED) study for a nuclear plant in Poland using AP1000 reactors.

“The involvement of the Polish industry in the creation of the nuclear industry in the country and its first power plant is absolutely crucial,” said Mirosław Kowalik, President of Westinghouse Poland.

The memoranda announced Sept. 22 establish cooperation with the following companies:

Kersten Sp. z o.o. – world leader in bending steel and aluminum components.

Famur Famak S.A. – global supplier of complete bulk material handling and storage systems and individual machines.

Mostostal Puławy S.A. – company specializing in manufacturing and installation of steel structures.

Sefako S.A. – boiler manufacturer.

ZPUE S.A. – manufacturer of advanced solutions for the electric power industry, primary and secondary power distribution and generation equipment.

Grupa Powen-Wafapomop S.A. – manufacturer of pumps and services provider.

Emerson Automation Solutions – provider of technologies and services that help businesses measure, analyze, control, automate and optimize manufacturing, processing, and distribution

Monta Materials Handling Sp. z o.o. – company specializing in assemblies of industrial equipment and installations.

GL Steel Sp. z o.o. – installation, maintenance, and servicing of static devices.

Bureau Veritas Polska Sp. z o.o. – certification of systems, products and persons, technical assessments and inspections in various industries, certification of suppliers and technology and environmental assessments.

Prochem S.A. – design company, implementing industrial investments and public facilities. It also deals extensively with environmental protection. It specializes in the design and implementation of construction projects.

ZRE Katowice S.A. – comprehensive services for energy and industry. Modernization, design, production, repair, service, assembly, and diagnostics.

Energoprojekt Katowice S.A. – comprehensive service of investments in the field of design, consulting, expertise and technical analysis, construction supervision, and general contracting.

APS Energia S.A. – specialists in testing, inspection, and certification.

TÜV NORD Polska Sp. z o.o. – certification of systems, products, and persons, technical assessments and inspections in various industries, certification of suppliers and technology, and environmental assessments.

Izotechnik Sp z o.o. – manufacture and installation of equipment and entire industrial installations, as well as their repair and modernization.

Grafton Recruitment Sp. z o.o – recruitment company.

Bireta Professional Translations Sp.J. – translation services.

Ecol Sp. z o.o. – maintenance services for industrial machinery and equipment.

Mostostal Kraków Sp. z o.o. – provides services in the fabrication and assembly of steel structures and equipment installation.

Eaton Electric Sp. z o.o – manufacturer of devices and equipment that support electricity management.

ENEGOMONTAŻ-PÓŁNOC-BEŁCHATÓW S.A. – implementation of energy and industrial construction facilities.

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