Arlington, VA – A U.S. Trade and Development Agency-funded study has contributed to Poland’s selection of Pennsylvania-based Westinghouse Electric Company to develop the country’s first nuclear power plant. The plant will advance Poland’s clean energy and energy security goals, while supporting thousands of U.S. nuclear power industry jobs.
“Congratulations to Westinghouse on its historic win. USTDA is proud of its partnerships with U.S. industry and across the U.S. government to facilitate one of the most ambitious and consequential power sector investments in Poland in a generation,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Director. “This project will strengthen the U.S.-Poland bilateral relationship for decades to come, enhance our national security, and support jobs in both our countries. This success reflects the unique value proposition of USTDA’s partnership-based model of overseas project preparation.”
In June 2021, USTDA announced its funding support for a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study to help develop Poland’s first nuclear power plant and facilitate the country’s transition away from coal-fired power. Westinghouse Electric Company and Virginia-based Bechtel Power Corporation carried out and shared the cost of completing the study, which was co-funded by the U.S. Departments of State and Energy.
The FEED study provided Poland a layout plan for the location of the nuclear power plant; a strategic licensing plan; a project schedule; and a budgetary cost estimate for delivery, construction, and start-up of the plant.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.
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