Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe will fund preparation of a design for a new access road to the beach in the Choczewo commune


On 18 August 2023, Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe concluded an agreement with the office of the Choczewo commune to finance the design documentation for a new access road to the beach from Słajszewo in the Choczewo commune. The project of a new road is related to the planned construction of a nuclear power plant in this region.

The existing access road from Słajszewo to the beach passes through the planned construction site of the nuclear power plant in the Choczewo commune. Its section, for safety reasons, will have to be excluded from public use in the future. Thus, in order to provide residents and tourists with continuous access to the beach, the construction of a new road of about 5 km is planned.

’The Polish Government's consistently implemented efforts to achieve a comprehensive energy transition, including the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Poland, must respect local communities. Siting of energy infrastructure elements is associated with certain inconveniences for residents, both at the construction and operation stage, when the area around the project ceases to be accessible to the public for safety reasons. We listen carefully to the needs of the investment region's residents. The best example of this is the LNG terminal in Świnoujście, where, despite the existence of a zone restricting access to leisure and tourist sites, we proposed alternatives for the benefit of residents and tourists. This is also the purpose of today's agreement between Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe and the Office of the Choczewo Commune – it will enable financing the development of the design documentation for a new access road to the sea in Słajszewo, so that the construction of the nuclear power plant does not restrict access to the beach,’ said Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure.

’The construction of the first nuclear power plant in Poland is a multi-year strategic investment project, which we, as the investor, are looking at from both the national and local perspective. Already at the early execution stage of the “nuclear project”, in dialogue with the public and local government, we are implementing solutions that benefit residents and tourists, hence our decision to support the Choczewo commune and co-fund the project of a new access road from Słajszewo to the beach,’ stressed Mateusz Berger, President of the Management Board of Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe.

’The Choczewo commune is frequently visited by both tourists and seasonal residents during the summer. Access to the beach from Słajszewo is very important to us, so I am glad that thanks to the cooperation with PEJ we will be able to start working on the alternative road sooner. The agreement signed today is a continuation of the ongoing cooperation with the investor of the future power plant. I believe that this dialogue will also be maintained at further stages of the investment project,’ said Wiesław Gębka, head of the Choczewo commune.

Preparatory works on the project to build a nuclear power plant in the preferred site "Lubiatowo-Kopalino" are at an advanced stage – e.g., the procedure for obtaining the environmental decision, which the company plans to receive by the end of this year, reached the final stage. The next step will be the submission of an application for the location decision, which will be the final confirmation for the target site of the first nuclear power plant in Poland.