< Back

Poland approves construction of 24 small nuclear reactors

Dec 7, 2023

The Polish authorities have given the green light to the construction of 24 new small modular reactors (SMRs) - more compact analogs of nuclear power plants - at six sites as part of a strategy to reduce the use of fossil fuels.

This is reported by TVP.

Orlen Synthos Green Energy (OSGE), a joint venture between Poland's largest oil refinery Orlen, and chemical company Synthos, plans to deploy the country's first small reactors by 2030.


"The Polish government has made a decision in principle and approved six locations for the deployment of 24 state-of-the-art GE Hitachi BWRX-300 units in Poland," OSGE CEO Rafał Kasprów said at the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai.

Poland's Ministry of Climate and Environment has announced that the reactors will be built in Włocławek, Stalowa Wola (central Poland), Stawaty Monowskie, Nowa Góra, Dąbrowa Górnicza (southern Poland) and Ostrołęka (northern Poland).

The Polish government is committed to accelerating the phase-out of coal and plans to develop renewable and nuclear energy infrastructure to address climate change and ensure a stable energy supply.

Author - Olena Madiak, 07/12/2023

Recent news