In an effort to foster cooperation and engagement within the energy sector, Bechtel, Westinghouse Electric Company, and the Chamber of Energy and Environmental Protection (IGEOS) recently organized a two-day Suppliers Day event in Gdynia, Poland. The event, held with the support of Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe (PEJ), brought together more than 65 Pomeranian companies eager to explore opportunities related to Poland’s first nuclear power plant project.
Bechtel Spearheads Poland’s Nuclear Power Plant Project, Fosters Local Workforce Development
The event, hosted at the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park, saw a gathering of representatives from various Pomeranian companies, ranging from those experienced in nuclear projects to others interested in entering the nuclear industry. Bechtel’s involvement in this initiative is pivotal, as the company has been selected to partner on the design and construction of Poland’s maiden nuclear power plant at the Lubiatowo-Kopalino site in Pomerania.
Bechtel, with its over 70 years of experience in the nuclear industry, is uniquely positioned to share its expertise and knowledge with local workers and suppliers. The aim is to build a robust nuclear workforce that will serve the region for generations to come. Ahmet Tokpinar, the General Manager of Bechtel’s nuclear power business line, highlighted the significance of this endeavour: “The delivery of Poland’s first nuclear power plant is a unique opportunity to ensure Poland’s energy security and to invest in local communities.”
Margaret Jackson Highlights the Transformative Potential of Bechtel’s Nuclear Partnership in Poland
Margaret Jackson, Bechtel’s Supply Chain Manager for the Poland nuclear project, emphasized the wide-reaching impact of the venture. She stated, “It is a source of pride and an extraordinary opportunity to contribute as an international team to the common goal of providing secure and sustainable energy for Poland. It is a privilege to work on a project of this scale.”
The partnership between Bechtel, Westinghouse Electric Company, and Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe will result in the delivery of three AP1000® reactors for Poland’s inaugural nuclear energy program. This initiative is not only about expanding Poland’s energy portfolio but also about making a lasting impact on the lives of future generations.
In a recent development, Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have signed a contract paving the way for work on Poland’s first nuclear power plant. Additionally, Bechtel has opened a new office in Warsaw, Poland, further underlining its commitment to the country’s energy sector.
Bechtel’s Storied Legacy in the Nuclear Industry: Shaping Poland’s Energy Future
Bechtel’s legacy in the nuclear industry is remarkable. Over the past seven decades, the company has designed, built, or provided construction services for 150 nuclear plants worldwide, contributing more than 76,000 megawatts of new nuclear generation capacity to the global energy landscape. Their current portfolio includes large-scale reactors such as Vogtle, as well as small modular reactors/advance reactors like the Natrium Advanced Demonstration Reactor in the United States.
The event was not only a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration but also a testament to the dedication of Bechtel and its partners to Poland’s energy future. The nuclear power plant project represents a significant step towards energy security and sustainability in the region, with far-reaching implications for the local communities and the nation as a whole.
For more information on the Suppliers Day event, you can visit the official website [here].
To learn more about Bechtel’s expertise and experience in nuclear energy, you can visit its official website [here].
Bechtel’s contribution to the energy industry continues to be a force for positive change, and its involvement in Poland’s nuclear power plant project promises a bright and sustainable energy future for the country.