Poland a Launching Pad for Westinghouse's Soaring Ambitions

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Visualization of the first nuclear power plant in Poland.
Credit: Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe

The official government-driven Polish nuclear newbuild program to deploy three AP1000s on the Baltic coast is looking increasingly likely, with both initial financing and a supplier consortium of Westinghouse and Bechtel now locked in. There is still much to happen before long-lead items for the Polish project are ordered — to say nothing of concrete poured — but Westinghouse is already promising further AP1000s around the globe, touting ambitions not heard since well before the 2017 bankruptcy that ultimately saw it purchased by Canadian private equity firm Brookfield.

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