BWXT, GE Hitachi, and Synthos Green Energy partner on Canadian supply chain support for Polish SMR deployment

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There is a goal to develop at least 10 BWRX-300 small modular reactors for deployment in Poland by early 2030, accelerating the country’s decarbonization plan and, through partnership, potentially generating more than $1 billion in GDP for Canada.

DEC. 17, 2021 – BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada), GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), and Poland’s Synthos Green Energy (SGE) announced their partnership, Dec. 15, to aid deployment of BWRX-300 small modular reactors in Poland.

GEH has also been selected by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) as the technology partner for the Darlington New Nuclear Project. GEH is working with OPG to deploy a BWRX-300 at the Darlington site that could be complete as early as 2028.   

Ontario Power Generation and SGE also recently signed a collaboration agreement in which they agreed to explore mutually beneficial planning and preparation best practices for constructing a SMR, including supply chain development.

BWXT Canada could manufacture various components for this partnership, including reactor internals, pressure valves, and other key products. Orders for these components could create hundreds of jobs in Ontario and be worth up to $1 billion.

Recently, Poland’s Ministry of Climate and Environment commissioned an opinion poll, in which the minister says, 78 per cent of Poland residents support nuclear technology as a response to climate change.

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