Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe (PEJ), Westinghouse and Bechtel are organizing a “Supplier Day” for companies from the Pomerania region that want to be involved in the construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant
The main goal of the Supplier Day initiative is not only to support companies from the Pomerania region operating in the nuclear sector, but also to activate those that eye an opportunity to join the supply chain of the first-of-a-kind project for Poland’s first nuclear power plant.
The event is under the auspices of the Ministry of Climate and Environment and the Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure – Infrastructure megaprojects in the energy sector, such as the construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant, are key not only to ensuring Poland’s energy security, but also to further economic development of our country. Our goal is to maximize the benefits associated with this investment project by involving Polish companies as widely as possible in the process. I am glad that so many potential partners are interested in cooperation. “Thanks to the Supplier Day initiative, we are opening up new perspectives for Polish companies – building competencies in the nuclear industry, and thus their place on the global competitive market”, says Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure.
Involvement in this strategic investment project represents a unique opportunity to strengthen the potential of domestic companies, creating new growth prospects. Additionally, it will have a positive impact on the local economy, generating new jobs and contributing to infrastructure development. The agenda of the conference includes presentations on key aspects related to the construction of a nuclear power plant in northern Poland. In addition, the program also includes panels on logistics and security of the supply chain, which are an indispensable part of a project of such scale.
“The purpose of the Supplier Day initiative is to develop and strengthen local entrepreneurship by involving as many companies from the Pomeranian region as possible in the project to build Poland’s first nuclear power plant. This event and a subsequent one we plan to organize with our American partners, aims at identifying local Polish contractors and suppliers that will actively participate in the investment process and, in the future, conclude actual commercial contracts”, says Mateusz Berger, CEO of Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe.
“Thanks to the construction of the nuclear power plant, located in Pomerania, the region has a chance to become an engine driving the Polish economy. Many local companies, institutions and universities will benefit from the project due to the scale of the investment, the construction of adequate infrastructure, facilities and the involvement of local suppliers. What is important is that the involvement of all stakeholders in the project, including companies engaged in the supply chain, is an essential factor for the success of the project and will play a key role not only in the preparation and construction phase, but in fact throughout the implementation and operation of the power plant, which is planned for more than 60 years. So far, we have signed letters of intent with 34 companies in Poland, but we are constantly looking for other companies for potential cooperation, especially those in Pomerania, where the investment will be executed," said Mirosław Kowalik, President of Westinghouse Poland.
The conference was also attended by representatives of the Embassy of the United States of America in Poland, as well as the Head of Pomorskie Voivodeship and the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, and representatives of local governments from the poviats of Wejherowo, Puck and Lębork.