AMEC engineering selected for Poland’s nuclear plant project
July 16, 2014
PGE EJ1, a subsidiary of Polish state-controlled PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, has selected UK engineering company AMEC as preferred bidder to support the development of Poland’s first nuclear power plant over the next 10 years.
The contract, to be formally confirmed in the next few weeks, is worth £39 million for the initial required scope of work, with further options up to £255 million.
Two locations, Choczewo and Zarnowiec, both close to the Baltic coast, have been shortlisted for the construction of the nuclear power plant. The Polish government wants the first plant, capable of producing approximately 3,000 megawatts of electricity, to be operational by 2024.
AMEC Clean Energy Europe business president Clive White said this is a major step forward in AMEC's strategy to grow its nuclear engineering business internationally.
“AMEC has more than 60 years experience in the nuclear sector and this contract will allow us to bring all our skills to be at the forefront of developing Poland’s nuclear industry while also helping to establish new industrial and engineering capability in the country,” White said.
AMEC will also provide specific services including licensing and permitting support, supply chain and contract management and health and safety management.
AMEC will employ three companies as its sub-contractors, WYG International Sp z o.o., TÜV Rheinland and AT Kearney Sp z o.o.