Highly successful fifth Polish-French Nuclear Industry Day and Nuclear Quality Seminar, both held near Warsaw on the 22nd and 23rd of June, 2022
The Polish-French Nuclear Industry Day, the fifth of its kind, 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. The objective was to foster cooperation between Polish and French companies in support of EDF’s preliminary offer for the delivery of 4 to 6 EPR units in Poland.
With the participation of more than 210 attendees representing more than 90 companies, the event was a major success enabling about 200 business-to-business meetings to boost cooperation between Polish and French companies 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 5 additional Polish companies, thereby confirming their pre-qualification to participate into potential EPR projects: Polimex Mostostal, Sefako, Telefonika 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.
On the 23rd of June, EDF further organized together with AFCEN a Nuclear Quality Seminar gathering 100 participants to get prepared to nuclear codes and norms.
EDF is more determined than ever to be selected as a strategic partner for implementing the Polish Nuclear Power Programme (PPEJ). In order to achieve that goal, 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: it is to deliver an integrated offer, based on a European technology and a European supply chain, to contribute to energy independence, security of supply and energy transition.
EDF warmly thanks all representatives of Polish and French companies that participated in those events and looks forward to seeing new partnerships arising following those 2 days, enlarging and fostering the European nuclear industry.
Let’s build a long-term partnership together!
EDF submits a non-binding preliminary offer to the Polish Government for the construction of 4 to 6 EPR reactors in Poland, with a total capacity of 6.6 to 9.9 GWe.
On 13 October 2021 EDF submitted a non-binding preliminary offer to the Polish government for the supply contract of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) activities for four (4) to six (6) EPR reactors in Poland, representing respectively a total installed capacity of 6.6 to 9.9 GWe across two (2) to three (3) 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.
The offer aims at meeting the objectives of the Polish Nuclear Power Programme (PPEJ) adopted by the Polish government in October 2020. It lays the principles for a Polish-French strategic partnership framework in support of Poland’s ambitious energy transition plan, aligned with the European carbon neutrality target.
EDF opens an office in Warsaw dedicated to the preparation of EDF’s offer for 4 to 6 EPR reactors in Poland and appoints Thierry Deschaux as its Managing Director
On 12 July 2021, EDF announced the opening of its office in Warsaw fully dedicated to supporting the preparation of a comprehensive nuclear proposal tailored to the Polish market. The decision to anchor EDF’s nuclear activity in Warsaw confirms EDF’s long-term commitment to support the Polish nuclear ambition. The announcement was made during a press conference attended by H.E. the Ambassador of France F. Billet and the High Representative appointed by the French government for the nuclear cooperation with Poland, Mr. Philippe Crouzet, who both expressed France’s full support to the offer led by EDF for the development of 4 to 6 EPR reactors in Poland.
To head the new office, EDF appointed Mr. Thierry Deschaux as Managing Director. In 14 years of career in Poland within various EDF subsidiaries, including Dalkia Polska of which he was the Chief Executive Officer until today, Mr. Deschaux has gained a deep knowledge of the Polish energy sector throughout all the stages of its transformation: from coal supply, to development of Combined Heat and Power plants, to district heating management and Energy Services development. Mr. Deschaux worked also for 15 years at the nuclear branch of EDF in France in engineering, operations and maintenance, as well as in procurement strategy and negotiation of major nuclear fuel contracts.