The Polish copper giant has concluded a contract for the implementation of small modular reactors (SMRs) in Poland. The historic agreement was signed in Washington on February 14, 2022, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin and a representative of the U.S. administration.
Under the agreement, KGHM and NuScale will implement SMR technology in Poland. The first power plant will be operational by 2029. This will allow Poland to avoid up to 8 million tonnes of CO₂ emissions per year. Clean energy will power the production divisions of the copper company.
The construction of small nuclear reactors by 2029 is directly related to the Climate Policy of KGHM Polska Miedź and the Company’s new strategic direction, which is energy.
NuScale Power’s modular nuclear reactor technology, developed by NuScale Power, provides energy for power generation, district heating, hydrogen production and other process heat applications. This breakthrough is the only one of the small modular reactor technologies to receive approval from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. KGHM, a leader in copper and silver production, will be the first to implement SMR in Poland.
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