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In Poland, the construction schedule for the first nuclear power plant was called risky.

In Poland, the construction schedule for the first nuclear power plant was called risky.

The construction schedule for Poland’s first nuclear power plant is “very risky” and will be changed, Polish government commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure Maciej Bando told a conference on Tuesday.

“The schedules that were developed earlier were fraught with great risks,” Bando said, adding that the construction of a nuclear power plant requires numerous permits and decisions. “A timetable based on an administrative decision being made within 30 days is naive,” he said.

The Commissioner said that a new schedule for the construction of the nuclear power plant will be presented at the end of April-beginning of May of this year.

“At the end of April-beginning of May we will present a real schedule for the construction of the power plant,” he said.

Last fall, an agreement was signed in Warsaw, according to which the first Polish nuclear power plant will be built by the American companies Westinghouse and Bechtel.


In accordance with the Polish nuclear energy development program, the country plans to equip its first nuclear power plant with PWR reactors. It is expected that the first unit will be launched in 2033, which will be located in the Gdansk coast area.

Westinghouse is already carrying out pre-design work. Subsequent units will be built every two to three years, and the entire nuclear program involves the construction of six units with a capacity of up to 9 GW.


However, the construction contract and environmental analysis are still being negotiated.