American competitor of BelNPP will appear in Poland


The United States continues to expand its energy cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe. Moreover, Warsaw earlier announcedthat he is going to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Washington in the near future, providing for the development of a joint nuclear project.


On October 19, 2020, the Summit of the Three Seas Initiative is to be held in Tallinn. During the event, US Energy Minister Dan Bruyette plans to sign a videoconference agreement on the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland with the Polish government's plenipotentiary for strategic energy infrastructure, Piotr Naimsky. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only the heads of Estonia, Poland and Bulgaria will personally attend the high-level meeting.

The head of the Polish presidential administration, Krzysztof Szczerski, specified that the said intergovernmental agreement will enter into force after the exchange of documents that will confirm that both parties have complied with the necessary requirements.

Within 18 months, Poland and the United States will jointly prepare a report that will form the basis for Warsaw's decision on the final choice of a partner for the implementation of the Polish nuclear power program. During this time, leading American civil nuclear energy companies will carry out preparatory and design work for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland

- he explained.

Note that in July 2020, Polish President Andrzej Duda, at a meeting in the White House with American leader Donald Trump, raised the topic of joint development of nuclear energy in his country. Warsaw needs electricity and fears to become dependent on the Belarusian nuclear power plant, therefore, as Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said earlier, it needs "trusted partners from NATO and the Western world."

The physical launch of the first power unit of the BelNPP took place in August 2020. Its commercial operation should begin in the first quarter of 2021. Commissioning of the second power unit is scheduled for 2022.

In October 2020, Warsaw decided to update its nuclear power program. The Poles want to build six power units with a total capacity of 6-9 GW. The first power unit of the American competitor BelNPP is planned to appear in 2033. By 2040, Warsaw hopes to reduce the share of coal in the country's energy balance to 30%. Now it accounts for 80% of all electricity generated.
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  1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 18 October 2020 16: 32
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    leading American civil nuclear energy companies

    - I forgot a bit: will you remind me how many units for nuclear power plants have been built and put into operation by these companies, well, at least over the past thirty years (30)? They have not yet mastered the centrifuge principle ...
    1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
      Afinogen (Afinogen) 18 October 2020 16: 45
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      And Fukushima? Well this is their reactor. They will stir up the same in Poland.
      1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
        Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 19 October 2020 01: 12
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        In Fukushima, it was not a reactor at all, but a design miscalculation and the current situation. If then there were Russian VVERs in Fukushima, it would have ended the same.
        1. Konstantin Brykov (Konstantin Brykov) 19 October 2020 09: 41
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          Do not slander about VVERs. These are the best reactors in the world today.
          1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
            Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 19 October 2020 15: 05
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            In the conditions of Fukushima and with them, it would be the same. Fukushima reactors are the same water-hydrogen.
    2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 18 October 2020 16: 52
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      What does a centrifuge have to do with it and what does it have to do with a nuclear power plant?
    3. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 18 October 2020 16: 58
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      Quote: goncharov.62
      NPPs were built and commissioned by these companies, well, at least over the past thirty years

      China has been making reactors for 15 years. And the end and the edge is not visible to launch at least one.
  2. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 18 October 2020 16: 53
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    The incomprehensible logic of the European greens.
    In Germany, a nuclear power plant is impossible, but a hundred km away on the territory of neighboring Poland, France, you can :)
    Well, the terms of the Polish agreement on nuclear energy with the Americans are very similar to the Ukrainian Euro-association in terms of "independence" and even worse.
    So we will only read about such a nation as a Pole in the future, when they are melted down, in Russian history textbooks ...
  3. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 18 October 2020 16: 57
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    Promising doesn't mean getting married. Where is it, American nuclear power? Was, yes "all swam."

    Westinghouse Electric Company filed for bankruptcy in March 2017. At the end of 2016, the company had obligations for $ 9,8 billion and the inability to fulfill them due to the lack of contracts.

    Wiki
    1. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
      _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 18 October 2020 19: 53
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      Quote: layman
      .
      Wiki

      bad reference (more precisely, amateurish))) "stamen-pistil", but the policy of referring to the "wiki" is not entirely reasonable ...))
    2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 19 October 2020 01: 10
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      This is a purely technical "bankruptcy", the Firm passes from hand to hand and continues to work.
  4. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 19 October 2020 07: 38
    +1
    Yes, let the Polish Russophobes build nuclear power plants with the help of the United States, that's what we need. Julitta is going, someday she will be. The Belarusian nuclear power plant already exists and it is needed, first of all, for us and the Belarusians. Found a competitor!
  5. Konstantin Brykov (Konstantin Brykov) 19 October 2020 09: 43
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    It is very interesting what kind of competitor is there for the Americans to have such a BelNPP? Where from? Not a single project, not a single power unit launched over the past 20 years!) How are they going to compete? Or is their boiling reactor a competitor? In this case, I envy Poland.
  6. Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 19 October 2020 12: 13
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    HERE when it appears, then there will be a reason to talk, but for now there is nothing.
  7. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 19 October 2020 13: 25
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    The nuclear power plant will definitely explode by the hands of the Americans. Americans have long since lost their school of engineering and responsibility for design and implementation. The second Chernobyl in Poland will be a good gift.
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 19 October 2020 15: 13
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      What is the "second Chernobyl"? Do you have any idea about what reactors are there, what kind of reactors they are in the United States and why the Chernobyl one exploded? And also how many nuclear power plants in the United States and how many of them were "exploded"? -Iland.But in terms of level, it certainly does not reach Chernobyl.
      1. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
        Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 19 October 2020 15: 31
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        The main effect of Chernobyl is a huge contaminated area. Following the example of Fukushima, as well as numerous scandals related to the hushed up of environmental crimes in the United States, there is no need to guess about the quality and reliability of Western developments. It only remains to hope that this station will be located further from Kaliningrad.
        1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 19 October 2020 16: 21
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          I asked - how many nuclear power plants in the United States and how many of them exploded? I did not hear an answer. I gave an example - there was only one accident comparable to Chernobyl (but much less) in the United States - on Three Mile Island. Is there anything to object on the merits? He also explained that the case was not at all in the reactor as such, but in an engineering miscalculation, when they did not take into account the possibility of flooding the tsunami station and failure of the emergency cooling systems. Structurally, the reactors in Fukushima are no less reliable than the Soviet-Russian VVER. But this hardly tells you something ...
          1. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
            Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 20 October 2020 17: 04
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            I kind of clearly wrote at the very beginning that they had lost their skills in designing and building nuclear power plants. The last time a nuclear power plant was erected in the USA, if I am not mistaken, was in the late 80s and early 90s. Those. more than 30 years ago. Therefore, I am sure that when they start implementing the project in Poland, it will explode to the delight of everyone.
            1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
              Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 21 October 2020 01: 49
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              I never heard the answer. Take an interest - how many nuclear power plants in the United States today and how many of them "exploded"?
              1. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
                Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 21 October 2020 04: 20
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                Who are you to report to you?
                1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
                  Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 21 October 2020 16: 03
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                  Well, with the drain of you. Expected.
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