Polish Briefing 10 June, 2021 11:45 am   

Polish Briefing: Naimski on Polish nuclear program and Baltic Pipe


What goes on in Poland on the 10th of June.

The Polish Nuclear Power Plants company will be established

An institution responsible for the implementation and management of nuclear power plants will be established. The company Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe is being registered. It will manage six reactors with a capacity of 6-9 GW, which will secure 20-25 percent of the energy demand in the 2040s, said the Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, Piotr Naimski at the Nafta-Gaz-Chemia 2021 conference.

Naimski emphasized that the sequence of events and keeping the schedules must be “iron”, otherwise “we will have trouble”. “When it comes to nuclear power, Poland has a state-owned company called “Polskie Elektrownie Nucleowe”. It is in registration,” he revealed.

He said that Poland was implementing the intergovernmental agreement with the US, American companies were to prepare an offer for the Polish government next year. “It is to be comprehensive, the second part is to offer a financing model for the entire project,” he specified.

“There is a set date and a task to be performed, we are preparing the location of the power plant, it is Lubiatowo or Żarnowiec, one will be selected,” he said. He added that Poland could not follow the German path, and the energy strategy assumed self-sufficiency in energy production and that this required nuclear power. He pointed out that this does not mean that Poland will not have interconnectors with its neighbors, but that it needs its own capacity.

Naimski: The October commissioning date for the Baltic Pipe is not at risk

“The environmental problems in Denmark look much more rational when viewed from the inside. Talks and analyzes are currently underway, but no one has questioned the date of launching the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, i.e. on October 1, 2022,” Piotr Naimski, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, said at the Nafta-Gaz-Chemia 2021 conference.

He emphasized that the break in pumping oil from Belarus to Poland resulted from the renovation of a section of the pipeline. “There was a wave of comments. This is not a political action, but a pre-agreed break. The anxiety of our commentators means that if we do have a real crisis, no one will believe us. This also applies to the Baltic Pipe,” he said.