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Polish Government issues decision in principle on Rolls-Royce SMRs

20 May 2024

Poland’s Ministry of Climate and Environment has issued a Decision in Principle endorsing Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology. Rolls-Royce SMR and SGP Industria have welcomed the Decision in Principle issued by Poland’s Environment Minister, Paulina Hennig-Kloska, who has said she believes the investment would be in the public interest and in line with the country’s energy and climate policies.

Image: Rolls-Royce SMR
Image: Rolls-Royce SMR

The Decision in Principle comes just weeks after statements of support were issued by several Polish Government departments, all agreeing that an investment in Rolls-Royce SMR’s factory built nuclear power plants would have a “positive impact”.

Alan Woods, Rolls-Royce SMR’s Director of Strategy and Business Development, said: “Today’s Decision in Principle by Poland’s Environment Minister is extremely positive news and allows us to advance our commercial and technical discussions on the deployment of Rolls-Royce SMR power plants in Poland.

“Poland is one of a number of key export opportunities for Rolls-Royce SMR as we look to build on our progress in the UK and exploit the important competitive advantage our SMR design has over its competitors.”

Rolls-Royce SMR is currently on track to complete Step 2 of Generic Design Assessment by the UK nuclear industry’s independent regulators this summer.

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