22 June 2022 – Determined to be selected as a strategic partner for implementing the Polish Nuclear Power Programme (PPEJ), EDF signed 5 new cooperation agreements with Polish companies at its fifth Polish-French Nuclear Industry Day in Ołtarzew, Poland.
The event was organized under the high patronage of H.E. the French Ambassador to Poland Frédéric Billet, in cooperation with IGEOS and GIFEN, and was attended by representatives of the Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment, with the objective to fostering cooperation between Polish and French companies in support of EDF’s preliminary offer for the delivery of 4 to 6 EPRs in Poland.
With the participation of no less than 200 attendees representing more than 90 companies, the event was a major success enabling numerous business-to-business meetings for the accelerated development of mutual cooperation in the fields of design, construction, and operation of EPR nuclear power plants in Poland and potentially worldwide.
On this occasion, EDF entered into new cooperation agreements with five Polish companies, thereby confirming their pre-qualification to participate into potential EPR programmes: Polimex Mostostal, Sefako, Tele-fonika Kable, Uniserv and ZRE Katowice. Cooperation agreements were also concluded between Bouygues Travaux Publics and Budimex S.A. as well as between IGEOS and GIFEN. These agreements follow the signature of 5 cooperation agreements in December 2021 in France with Zarmen, Rafako, Dominion, Egis Polska and EPG.
Vakisasai Ramany, EDF Senior Vice-President in charge of International Nuclear Development said: “EDF is committed to partnering with the Polish supply chain for the success of EPR projects in Poland and in Europe. EDF’s ambition in Poland is very clear and has never varied: we want to deliver an integrated offer, based on European technology and European supply chain, to contribute to energy independence, security of supply and energy transition”.
Thierry Deschaux, Managing Director of EDF Representative Office in Poland said: “Cooperation between Polish and French companies for EPR projects in Poland, steadily built over the years by EDF, will enable a significant shift and increase in the capabilities of the Polish industry. With 66 Polish companies already pre-qualified by EDF, we are consolidating our Polish localisation strategy, and are confident we can raise this score to more than 100 by the end of this year”.
EDF submitted a non-binding preliminary offer to the Polish government on 13 October 2021, for the supply of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) activities for four to six EPR units in Poland, representing respectively a total installed capacity of 6.6 to 9.9 GWe across two to three sites. This preliminary offer covers all key parameters of the programme such as plant configuration, industrial scheme, plans for the development of the local supply chain, cost estimate and schedule.