GE Hitachi expands nuclear training at Polish universities

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Krakow-based engineering school AGH University of Science and Technology to collaborate in training a nuclear engineering workforce for developing and operating Poland’s planned nuclear power plants.

Under the agreement, GEH would support AGH University’s educational and certificate programmes for nuclear, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering students who will be in great demand by the Polish nuclear industry.

The MOU is the latest in a string of agreements that GEH has signed with top engineering schools, project management firms and potential component suppliers as the company deepens its base of local suppliers to participate in Poland’s nuclear energy programme.

Poland’s state-backed utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA (PGE) has targeted 2020 as the commercial date of operation for its first nuclear power plant.

Earlier in 2011, GEH signed similar MOUs in with Gdansk University of Technology, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin University and Koszalin University of Technology.

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