Polish suppliers get first dibs for nuclear power project

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Plans to build Poland’s first nuclear power station took a further step forward recently with the award of the first procurement contracts.

Bechtel has awarded the contracts to three local suppliers, Energoprojekt – Katowice SA; Prochem SA; and Summa Linguae Technologies SA.

The company is working in partnership with Westinghouse Electric Company to design and build the plant for Polish utility firm Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe at the Lubiatowo-Kopalino site in Pomerania. The project will feature three AP1000 reactors.

Jared DeMeritt, Bechtel’s project manager, said: “Bechtel has been at the forefront of delivering nuclear power for 70 years, and one of the most important lessons we have learned is that partnerships at the local level are critical to a project’s success.

“This project will provide energy security and boost economic development, supporting Poland for generations to come.”

Margaret Jackson, Bechtel’s supply chain manager for the Poland nuclear project, added: “The potential reach of this project is extraordinary. This project paves the way for future collaborations. We look forward to securing additional partnerships with Polish suppliers to support this important work.”

The selected companies are said to represent a range of industries and include translation, logistics, and technical services, laying the foundation for enduring partnerships between Bechtel and Polish suppliers.

Energoprojekt – Katowice SA is one of the largest design and engineering companies in Europe. The company will provide services for codes and standards, environmental permitting strategy, and will be provided opportunities for supporting permitting documentation, Bechtel says.

Prochem SA is a Poland-based company engaged in the engineering, construction and environmental sectors.

Summa Linguae Technologies SA builds technology-enabled solutions to help global, content-rich companies with multi-lingual data challenges. The company will support translation services.

Image credit: Natali _ Mis/Shutterstock


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