Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Polish businessman Zygmunt Solorz-Żak want to jointly build a nuclear power plant in Kaliningrad. They also plan to convince the Polish government to create an energy bridge with the exclave.
First, Obajtek, and now Solorz-Żak. Two Polish magnates intend to invest in nuclear energy. The former relies on small reactors from the United States, while the latter stands side by side with Viktor Orbán and plans to build a large nuclear power plant.
The “Pątnów-Adamów-Konin” Power Plant is interested in buying part of the shares in the Baltic Nuclear Power Plant (BEJ) project, owned by Rosatom, reports Polityka Insight. The unit was to be built on the Nemunas River (2,400 MW), but its construction was suspended in 2013, as Poland and Lithuania were not interested in importing energy.
MVM, the largest energy producer in Hungary, is to be ZE PAK’s partner. The company owns the only nuclear power plant in this country, Paks. In 2014, Hungary and Russia signed an agreement to expand it.
We have unofficially established that the topic of building a link with Kaliningrad and the takeover of BEJ by ZE PAK / MVM was to be discussed by Solorz with Prime Minister Morawiecki and Jacek Sasin – said Robert Tomaszewski, energy analyst at Polityka Insight.