In Poland work is under way at locating the best site for what will be the country’s first nuclear power plant.In Poland work is under way at locating the best site for what will be the country’s first nuclear power plant.

Industrial Info reports that state owned Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA (PGE) through its PGE EJ1 subsidiary, has awarded the site characterisation, licensing and permitting services contract for the plant to a WorleyParsons consortium, comprising WorleyParsons Nuclear Services JSC, WorleyParsons International Inc. (ASX: WOR), WorleyParsons Group Inc. The contract is valued at $81.5m and will run for more than two years.
Nuclear power plant
The Polish government intends to eventually generate 3000 MW of electricity through nuclear power, as it attempts to reduce reliance on Russian oil and gas imports.

The European Union has also placed the Poles under pressure to move away from its coal dependency and reduce its carbon emissions.

In December 2011, PGE announced three possible sites for the first NPP at Choczewo, Gaski and Zarnowiec. All three sites will undergo simultaneous surveys and site characterisation work.

For more nuclear power news