The Polish government has approved plans of a leading businessman to build the first nuclear power plant in the country, which will help reduce dependence on coal.
The energy Ministry commented on Tuesday a Memorandum of understanding, which is a Polish company Synthos SA signed this week with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. It concerns the cooperation in construction of small modular reactor of 300 MW in Poland until 2029.
Co-owner of Synthos Mikhail Solovov said that his goal is to provide clean and safe energy at a time when Poland needs to reduce coal-polluting raw materials, from which the country receives 80% of its energy.
The Ministry said that small reactors can produce energy for industry, but noted that the government still wants to build reactors to 9000 MW by 2040.
The government said that the use of coal may be terminated sometime after 2040.