EDF has entered into a cooperation agreement with six Polish companies

The French energy concern EDF and six Polish companies: Chemar Rurociągi, EthosEnergy, Euro-Weld, Finow Polska, Hitachi Energy and Polna have concluded cooperation agreements, the company announced. EDF’s goal is to develop industrial partnerships and build a European supply chain as part of the renaissance of the nuclear energy sector.

“As part of the partnership for the implementation of nuclear projects, EDF wants to include Polish companies in its European supply chains. Agreements concluded in Paris, during the World Nuclear Exhibition, the largest trade fair for the global nuclear industry, with six companies, manufacturers of pipelines – Chemar Rurociągi and Finow Polska, tanks and steel structures – Euro-Weld, transformers – EthosEnergy and Hitachi Energy, and control valves – Polna is the result of many years of cooperation between EDF and the Polish industry in the area of competence development for the European nuclear sector. Agreements are always preceded by an audit of the company and identification of any necessary improvements so that it can enter the EDF supply chain,” we read in the release.

For many years, EDF representatives have been cooperating with Polish companies, conducting specialized training and workshops, auditing 92 companies and prequalifying several dozen entities for their participation in the European supply chain. 79 Polish companies have been pre-qualified for further cooperation, it was emphasized.

“Europe is the largest and most accessible market for Polish companies, with similar regulations and a working environment, and therefore the most potential orders. Work on European nuclear projects is a way for Polish companies to gain experience immediately, without the need to wait for the construction of nuclear power plants in Poland, but also a natural market that allows them to maintain and develop the competences once acquired,” said Thierry Deschaux, general director of the EDF representative office in Poland, quoted in the material.

More than 45 Polish companies have already worked or are currently working on the construction of EPR technology nuclear reactors in Finland, France and Great Britain. The participation of Polish industry in European nuclear projects means, in the long term, new jobs in a promising and innovative industry sector, as well as an opportunity to increase the competitiveness of the Polish economy.

The EDF Group is a global leader in the field of low-emission energy thanks to the development of a diversified production structure based mainly on nuclear and renewable energy (including hydro). In 2022, it achieved consolidated sales of EUR 143.5 billion.


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