Alerts Energy Nuclear 27 February, 2024 7:30 am   

Canada and Poland will cooperate on large and nuclear atomic projects

37340838096_972bec432a_b Donald Tusk. Source: Flickr

The Prime Minister of Poland confirmed the will to continue cooperation on large – and small-scale nuclear energy projects with the participation of businesses from Canada, despite his earlier criticism of the Orlen and Synthos projects.

“I am very satisfied with the statements about our future cooperation in nuclear energy,” said Prime Minister Donald Tusk during a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Warsaw.

“I have informed our Canadian friends that the Polish-American joint venture is advanced. Prime Minister Trudeau informed me that Canada was also taking part in this, indirectly, but the companies with which we cooperate in this Polish-American project are also to some extent Canadian companies, which makes this project even more attractive,” added Donald Tusk in relation to the nuclear power plant in Pomerania. The technology provider – Westinghouse is owned by Brookfield Global Renewables, a fund from Canada.

“We talked about cooperation and it is well organized, formal in terms of the so-called small reactors, SMRS. In this regard Canada is a world leader and it sounds very, very promising to be able to work together on this energy model. Poland is very interested in this,” assured the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland regarding the small nuclear reactors project in the BWRX-3000 technology of the Canadian GE Hitachi, which Orlen and Synthos want to implement. This assurance was made despite Tusk’s objections to the model of cooperation between the two Polish companies, which he had made during the Cabinet Council convened by the President of Poland earlier this year.

Wojciech Jakóbik