Polish Nuclear Power Plants (PEJ) and the Maritime Office in Gdynia have signed an agreement defining the rules of cooperation in the construction of a marine structure for unloading elements for the construction of a power plant that will arrive by sea (MOLF), the company announced.
“The Maritime Office in Gdynia, with the support of PEJ, is starting the construction of the MOLF structure, which is possible thanks to the government’s decision to establish a long-term program to finance the accompanying infrastructure for the nuclear power plant in Lubiatowo-Kopalina. MOLF is a key element of the accompanying infrastructure for the timely implementation of the investment and I am convinced that thanks to the professionalism and experience of the Maritime Office in Gdynia, MOLF will be built on time,” said the government plenipotentiary for strategic infrastructure
Energy Minister Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska, quoted in the communiqué.
The government resolution provides funding for the construction of a new railway line, national road and the aforementioned maritime infrastructure (MOLF). A total of over PLN 4.7 billion has been allocated for their implementation. All these investments will not only serve the construction and operation of key investments in Pomerania, but will also enrich the infrastructure of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, thus supporting the socio-economic development of the region.
Pursuant to the agreement, the director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia will be responsible for obtaining the necessary permits and then building the offshore structure at the nuclear power plant in Pomerania. The agreement specifies in detail the required technical parameters of the planned structure, defines the division of responsibilities, as well as a preliminary plan for the implementation of preparatory and administrative works and the proper construction process.
Thanks to the construction, the largest elements for the construction of the power plant will be transported by sea. This applies primarily to oversize cargo, such as a reactor tank, steam generator and other modular elements, as well as nuclear power plant equipment. The construction of the structure will also facilitate the delivery of construction materials, and then the safe operation of the nuclear facility in the preferred location in Pomerania, it was explained.
“The offshore structure implemented by the Maritime Office in Gdynia is one of the key investments that will enable efficient transport and unloading of large-size elements of the nuclear power plant being built in Pomerania. This project, together with a new access road and new and modernized railway connections, will also contribute to the development of the region and improve the quality of transport services offered to residents and tourists,” added p.o. President of PEJ Łukasz Młynarkiewicz.
The nuclear power plant in Pomerania is one of the two currently planned to be built under the current Polish Nuclear Energy Program (PPEJ).
Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe is a company responsible for i.a. for preparing the investment process and acting as an investor in the construction of nuclear power plants with a total installed capacity of approx. 6 to approx. 9 GWe.