EDF submitted a preliminary, non-binding offer to the Polish government for a contract covering engineering, procurement and construction of 4 to 6 reactors with an installed capacity of 6.6 to 9.9 GWe in 2-3 locations, EDF reported. During the construction phase, approx. 25,000 jobs may be created locally. jobs for every pair of blocks.
The initial offer includes all the key parameters of the program, such as installation configuration, industrial diagram, local supply chain development plans, cost estimate and schedule.
In the opinion of EDF, their offer supports the achievement of the objectives of the Polish Nuclear Power Program (PPEJ) adopted by the Polish government in October 2020. It also aims to define the principles of the Polish-French strategic partnership supporting “an ambitious plan for Poland’s energy transformation, consistent with the European goal of carbon neutrality.”
In July this year. EDF, 80 percent. belonging to the French state, opened its office in Warsaw. As the French ambassador to Poland, Frederic Billet, said during the opening of the facility, “the French government is determined to become involved in the field of nuclear energy in Poland. In February 2021, he appointed his High Representative for nuclear cooperation with Poland, Philippe Crouzet.