On September 7, 2022, during the Economic Forum in Karpacz, Poland, NuScale Power LLC (NuScale) and Poland’s KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. (KGHM) signed the first Task Order and a Statement of Commencement to begin work under the Early Works Agreement (EWA) signed by the companies in February 2022.
Under the Task Order, NuScale will continue to support KGHM’s application to the National Atomic Energy Agency (NAEA), the first application in Poland for the deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs), for the evaluation of NuScale’s innovative SMR technology, through activities including drafting additional Preliminary Safety Analysis Reports and coordinating with the NAEA. This task order also sets the stage for the subsequent tasks in the EWA as proposed by NuScale to KGHM.
“This agreement marks a significant milestone in NuScale and KGHM’s partnership history, making KGHM and Poland leaders in the race to rapidly decrease emissions worldwide,” said John Hopkins, NuScale Power President and Chief Executive Officer. “NuScale is proud to partner with KGHM, an experienced innovation leader, and we are excited to work together to bring forth the next era of advanced clean energy deployment and confront the climate crisis.”
In addition to the signing at the Forum, both companies held a press event to highlight the continued partnership and received a visit earlier in the day from Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who was briefly updated on the status of NuScale’s technology.
This announcement is an important next step to building the basis of project initiation towards the first NuScale VOYGR™ SMR power plant deployment in Poland and Central Europe by allowing KGHM to become a catalyst for SMRs in the region.