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Rosatom intends to take part in tender to build 1st Polish nuke plant

September 06, 2012, 17:09 UTC+3

In Poland Rosatom will offer the high level of localisation as it was done in the Czech Republic

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KRYNICA ZDROJ, Poland, September 6 (Itar-Tass) — Rosatom intends to take part in a tender to build the first Polish nuclear power plant, director of the capital construction programme Sergei Boyarkin told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

“If Poland announces an open tender, we’d like to take part in it,” Boyarkin said.

The official is taking part in the 22nd Energy Forum.

“It is important for our country to make the nuclear power plant cheaper and safer. Its construction should be accompanied by the economic development,” the Rosatom representative said. “Our proposal is the best in the world. Our unit is the safest one and stress tests prove this. For the price parameters we also take the lead because we are the unique country in the world that builds units by series and puts them into operation on its territory and abroad. The series construction is cheaper,” the official said.

“In addition, it turned out that Poland’s engineering and technical school has an inalienable part with Russia’s one. Thus, it will be very easy to localise equipment for our energy units in Poland,” he added.

According to the director of the capital construction programme, in Poland Rosatom will offer the high level of localisation as it was done in the Czech Republic.

Boyarkin said 70 percent of equipment, which would be used at the Temelin nuclear power plant, would be produced in the republic. “If Poland announces the tender, we will hold a series of events with Polish industrialists to reveal real possibilities and form a localisation package based on this,” he added.

“In terms of technique and economy our today proposal is the best and balanced. Our unit is safe and competitive. We also offer a localisation package to our clients, i.e. contribution to the economy just before the unit is built and starts generating electricity,” he stated.

According to Boyarkin, “Rosatom is considering different models of financial participation in the construction of the Polish nuclear power plant, including our work on the basis of contractor, individual executor, holder or creditor.

On Wednesday, September 5, head of PGE Polish Energy Group Alexander Grad said the reactor at the first nuclear power plant in Poland would be launched in 2023-2024. “If we talk about the basic design, I can name the year 2024. The year 2023 is more optimistic,” he noted.

According to Grad, a project executor will be elected in the second quarter of 2015. The price of the project has not been reported yet. “It is too early to talk about it. We will be able to specify the timetable later when it is known a ground where the nuclear power plant is deployed and when a technology supplier appears,” Grad explained.

On September 5, the major Polish energy companies (PGE, KGHM, Enea and Tauron) signed an agreement of intent in Krynica Zdroj to take part in the construction of the plant and the exploitation of the first Polish nuclear power plant. In compliance with the agreement they will start working out a draft project shortly in which every company receives its share. The key role will be played by the Polish Energy Group (PGE).

According to the government, two nuclear power plants should be built in Poland with the total capacity of 6,000 megawatt. They are planning to put into operation in 2025 and in 2029.



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