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GE Hitachi targets Polish nuclear market

29 Jul 11 GE Hitachi has signed a memorandum of understanding with Warsaw-based engineering firm Energoprojekt Warszawato (EW) to discuss the feasibility of partnering on future nuclear reactor projects.

Poland is already evaluating two GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy reactor models for the country’s first nuclear power plant projects. GE Hitachi (GEH) is an alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry.

The memorandum of understanding with Energoprojekt Warszawa is the latest in a series of preliminary agreements that GEH has signed with Polish suppliers as the government prepares to diversify the country’s energy supplies. Under the new memorandum, both companies will explore how EW could provide specific engineering services to GEH for the potential development of new nuclear power plants in Poland.

“This initial action shows the future possibility of creating jobs and cooperation related not only to Polish suppliers of fixtures, construction and installation works, but to Polish planning and engineering during the plant’s construction process,” said Energoprojekt Warszawa president and managing director Andrzej Patrycy.

Polish utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE)  is considering several reactor designs and Poland’s government expects to begin construction of its first nuclear power plant in 2016.

“GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy continues to grow the local and global supply chain capabilities to help PGE successfully complete its first nuclear power plant projects,” said Danny Roderick, senior vice president, new plant projects for GEH. “Energoprojekt Warszawa’s engineering services capabilities and special expertise in Polish codes and standards make it a great addition to our extensive Polish network.”

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