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Small modular reactors in Poland

Świętokrzyska Grupa Przemysłowa Industria and Rolls-Royce SMR have signed a Memorandum of Intent to collaborate on deploying small SMR modular reactors in Poland. 

Industria has selected Rolls-Royce SMR technology to fulfill the zero-emission energy goals of the Central Hydrogen Cluster in Poland, and as part of its plans to produce 50,000 tonnes of low-carbon hydrogen every year.

ŚGP Industria, the leader of the Central Hydrogen Cluster, with a goal of zero-emission energy generation and the production of “green hydrogen,” has chosen Rolls-Royce SMR technology to meet the ambitious targets of producing 50,000 tons of clean hydrogen per year. ŚGP Industria is part of the Industrial Development Agency (ARP).

Tom Samson, President of Rolls-Royce SMR, said: “This is an important step in our relationship with ŚGP Industria – defining the framework of cooperation under which we will work on joint plans to use our SMR technology in Poland to decarbonize energy-intensive industries and produce clean energy for future generations.”

“On the international market, Poland is one of the key recipients of the modular nuclear power plants designed by us, which provide 470 MW of clean, inexpensive electricity from a sustainable source. This partnership has great potential and can support thousands of highly skilled, long-term jobs in Poland and the UK – both directly and in the supply chain,” he added.

The aim of ŚGP Industria is to build a supply chain of unified parts and modules for SMR production both for the Polish market and for export. As the leader of the Central Hydrogen Cluster, ŚGP Industria also plans to launch up to three SMR reactors to decarbonize the regional energy infrastructure and produce hydrogen. This opens the door to future replacement of more than 8GW of coal-fired power plants in southern Poland with SMR after 2030.

Szczepan Ruman, CEO of ŚGP Industria, said: “Rolls-Royce SMR is second to none in terms of concept and production processes. Participation in the supply chain of parts and modules for Rolls-Royce SMR is a great opportunity both for our region and for the entire industry in southern Poland, which in the past was involved in the construction of power plants currently existing in Poland.”

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