Poland – Following the decision made in early November 2022 by Mateusz Morawiecki’s government to entrust the construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant at the Lubiatowo-Kopalino site (Pomerania voivodeship) to the American company Westinghouse, an agreement was signed on 22 February between Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe, the Westinghouse Electric Company, and Westinghouse Electric Poland.
The signing of the agreement occurred at an official ceremony in the presence of Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moskwa, Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński, and US Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinsk. Anna Moskwa described the agreement as
“another important step in the construction of a nuclear power plant in our country”,
saying that “[i]t will provide [Poland] with clean, safe, and above all, [its] own energy, and it will give a boost to [its] development ”
Minister @moskwa_anna podczas podpisania umowy między @PEJ_PL, @WECNuclearPL i @WECNuclear: To kolejny ważny krok w budowie elektrowni jądrowej w naszym kraju. Da nam ona czystą, bezpieczną, a przede wszystkim własną energię oraz impuls do rozwoju. pic.twitter.com/dGdA9LPz1P
— Ministerstwo Klimatu i Środowiska (@MKiS_GOV_PL) February 22, 2023
Minister Moskwa further said: “We have decided to implement and complete
a key project for Poland’s energy security,
namely the project to build a nuclear power plant in Poland. a project conducted with a stable and experienced partner, and a project that is part of Polish-American cooperation. ”
For his part, Mark Brzezinski stressed that “energy security is national security, and US national security and the region’s security are very closely linked.” (…)
“This project is a key component of our bilateral strategic relationship.
It is good that we are taking this step in the context of President Biden’s historic visit to Poland. ”