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Poland: AREVA signs memorandum of understanding to build the country’s first nuclear power plant

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ACTIVITIES / REACTORS AND SERVICES

April 27, 2011

AREVA, represented by Luc Oursel, AREVA COO in charge of Marketing, International & Projects, and Polimex-Mostostal S.A., a Polish engineering and construction company represented by its Chairman of the Board Konrad Jaskóła, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on April 21 in Warsaw.

The MOU concerns the construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant and development of the related supply chain. It stems from the Polish government's commitment to developing the nuclear sector following a program calling for the construction of two 3,000 MW power plants in the country. The detailed scope of cooperation between the parties will be determined during the upcoming qualification and development phases of the Polish nuclear power program.

For Adam Rozwadowski, Head of AREVA in Poland, “AREVA has a dynamic and highly experienced chain of suppliers that has worked in our fields in Europe. Polimex-Mostostal is a major partner for us.” Futhermore, many skilled workers from Polimex-Mostostal are presently working on the construction of the EPR™ reactor in Olkiluoto, Finland.

The construction of two nuclear power plants in Poland will be the biggest investment ever made in that country. Each unit is expected to cost several billion euros. “The agreement we signed opens up a whole range of opportunities to cooperate on the development of Poland’s energy sector,” said Konrad Jaskóła.