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The Polish Minister of Climate and Environment, Anna Moskwa, recently announced that Poland will become home to a Clean Energy Training Center, dedicated to nuclear energy training for Central and Eastern Europe. The center, set to commence operations this year, aims to enhance expertise in nuclear energy across the region.
Negotiations between Poland and the United States are in their final stages to establish this significant center. The American side, led by the Department of Energy, will coordinate its activities, while the Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment will play a pivotal role in its management.
Fostering Nuclear Expertise
The primary objective of the center is to cultivate a skilled workforce for both large and small nuclear reactor projects in Poland. It will offer postgraduate programs, specialized training for existing companies, and individual courses, including project management. The center’s mission is to equip professionals with the necessary competencies, crucial not only for large-scale nuclear initiatives but also for various nuclear-related fields.
Among the institutions participating in training activities is the Warsaw University of Technology, which will contribute its expertise to the center.
Poland’s Nuclear Ambitions
Poland is on track to initiate the construction of its first nuclear power plant in 2026, with the first reactor scheduled to commence operations in 2033. This development aligns with Poland’s commitment to diversify its energy sources and reduce carbon emissions.