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Policy schedule sees first unit online by 2033 Warsaw wants to have its first reactor unit running in 2033, with construction starting in 2026. Image courtesy Creative Commons. Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced that US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has been selected to build the country’s first nuclear power station, a decision pending since 2020 when Warsaw last updated its nuclear energy pgrogramme.

Mr Morawiecki announced the development on Twitter saying an official cabinet resolution is to be expected on Wednesday this week.

“After talks with vice-president [Kamala] Harris and US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm we confirm our nuclear energy project will use the reliable, safe technology of Westinghouse Electric”, Mr Morawiecki’s tweet said.

Date: Tuesday, 01 November 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/westinghouse-to-build-first-nuclear-power-plant-says-prime-minister-10-1-2022

Poland aims to build six nuclear plants in the coming years and has had offers from the USA’s Westinghouse, South Korea’s KHNP and France’s EDF. As the country’s deadline for making a decision approaches, Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin and Climate Minister Anna Moskwa held talks in Washington with US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.

Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Poland-closer-to-making-decision-on-nuclear-partne

Warsaw yet to take decision on technology vendor with France and South Korea also in running Warsaw wants to have its first reactor unit running in 2033, but no technology vendor has been selected yet. Image courtesy Creative Commons. The Polish government has been presented with “a comprehensive offer” for the country’s nuclear new-build programme including proposals on financing by US institutions, Miroslaw Kowalik, president of Westinghouse Poland, told local media.

According to Mr Kowalik, the offer was submitted by the US side in early September and comes on top of a front-end engineering and design (Feed) study by US-based companies Westinghouse Electric and Bechtel which was completed in June on building three AP1000 reactor units at a site in northern Poland.

The Feed study provides layout plans for the location of the first nuclear power station at Lubiatowo-Kopalino, in Pomerania, a strategic licensing plan, a project schedule, and a cost estimate for delivery, construction and startup of the first power plant.

Date: Thursday, 08 September 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/government-presented-with-comprehensive-us-offer-on-building-ap1000-plants-says-westinghouse-official-9-3-2022

Unit 1 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea has attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to be connected to the grid next month.

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/South-Korean-APR-1400-starts-up

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) on 1 August announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) had successfully started up unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  

Date: Tuesday, 04 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsunit-1-of-uaes-barakah-npp-begins-operation-8059099

A ceremony was held today to mark the installation of the reactor pressure vessel of the APR-1400 under construction as unit 5 of South Korea's Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The 1340 MWe pressurised water reactor is scheduled to begin commercial operation in March 2023.

Date: Friday, 29 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reactor-vessel-installed-at-third-Korean-APR-1400

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power  (KHNP) on   26 August received a design certificate for its APR-1400 reactor from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  The certification is valid for 15 years and states that the NRC finds the reactor design fully acceptable for US use. KHNP originally submitted the design to NRC in September 2013 and then submitted a revised version of the application in December 2014.   NRC completed an acceptance check in March 2015 and ruled that the revised application was sufficient to undertake a full design certification review. 

Date: Monday, 02 September 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskoreas-apr-1400-certified-by-us-nrc-7394431

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has certified the Korean-designed Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR-1400). The certificate states that the NRC finds the design fully meets US safety requirements.

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Korean-reactor-design-certified-for-use-in-USA

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has certified the Korean-designed Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR-1400). The certificate states that the NRC finds the design fully meets US safety requirements.

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Korean-reactor-design-certified-for-use-in-USA

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced its readiness to issue a certificate confirming that South Korea’s APR-1400 is suitable for construction in the USA and meets all required safety standards.

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-nrc-certification-for-apr-1400-7203954