Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe obtained the Location Decision for the nuclear power plant in Pomerania


On 26 October, the Head of the Pomorskie Voivodeship informed about issuance of the Location Decision for the first nuclear power plant in Poland. It will be located in Pomerania, in the commune of Choczewo, at the "Lubiatowo-Kopalino" site. The Location Decision is one of the most important administrative decisions required to begin construction.

The Location Decision issued by the Head of the Pomorskie Voivodeship pertains to a project involving the construction and operation of the first nuclear power plant in Poland, with 3 Westinghouse AP1000 reactors and a total capacity of 3,750 MWe in the territory of Choczewo Commune at the "Lubiatowo-Kopalino" site. This year, PEJ has obtained the Decision in Principle and the Decision on Environmental Conditions for the project in Pomerania. Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe has also signed the Engineering Services Contract with a consortium of US companies Westinghouse-Bechtel.

’The Location Decision obtained by Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe allows the company to carry out preparatory activities at the "Lubiatowo-Kopalino" site, including indication of specific plots for the project. This is another key decision in the power plant investment process. The Decision issued, together with the Engineering Services Contract recently signed with our American partners, proves that we are consistently reaching new milestones, and that the nuclear power plant in Pomerania is the most advanced nuclear project in our country. We are not slowing down and we continue to work so that the energy from Poland's first nuclear power plant will flow on schedule,’ said Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure.

Thanks to the Location Decision, Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe received the right to use land for preparatory works and construction of the nuclear power plant, as well as for its subsequent operation. The Decision specifies in detail, among other things, the territorial range of the project both onshore and offshore as well as the technical, environmental and conservation, fire protection and other conditions for the project delivery.

’The execution of our project is associated with a number of socio-economic benefits for the entire Pomeranian region. The "Lubiatowo-Kopalino" site was indicated as the Company's preferred site as early as in 2021 due to the balance between environmental aspects and socio-economic and nuclear safety factors. Obtaining the Location Decision for the first nuclear power plant in Poland is another milestone achieved by the Company this year, bringing us closer as an investor to the start of the power plant construction,’ said Mateusz Berger, President of the Management Board of Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe.

The Location Decision is not equivalent to the Construction Permit. After obtaining the Location Decision, the investor is required to obtain the Preparatory Works Permit, also issued by the Head of the Voivodeship. Subsequently, the President of the National Atomic Energy Agency issues the Construction License for the power plant, and in the next stage, the Head of the Pomorskie Voivodeship decides whether to grant the Construction Permit, which will allow construction works to begin.