Polish government endorses proposal for the deployment of Rolls-Royce SMRs

Polish government endorses proposal for the deployment of Rolls-Royce SMRs

25th April 2024

Rolls-Royce SMR has welcomed the announcement by Polish industrial group, Industria, that they have received the last government ‘opinion’ needed to progress the approval of an application for a Decision Principle to build Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor (SMR) power plants in Poland.

A Decision in Principle is the first step towards deployment and requires opinions from several separate government departments. Polish Minister of Climate and Environment, Ms. Paulina Hennig-Kloska, has returned the final opinion required - following confirmation by the Polish Minister of State Assets, the Chief of the Polish Internal Security Agency and Poland’s Chief Geologist - that the investment would have a “positive impact”.

The Polish Minister of Climate and Environment now has all the documentation required to issue a Decision in Principle to deploy Rolls-Royce SMRs in Poland.

Alan Woods, Rolls-Royce SMR’s Director of Strategy and Business Development, said: “We are delighted the Polish Government has concluded that the deployment of our unique ‘factory-built’ nuclear power plants would have a positive impact for the country, and we look forward to a Decision in Principle to deploy Rolls-Royce SMRs in Poland.”

Rolls-Royce SMR is currently on track to complete Step 2 of Generic Design Assessment by the UK nuclear industry’s independent regulators this summer, confirming Rolls-Royce SMR's substantial lead over any competitor in Europe.


Dan Gould, Rolls-Royce SMR
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Notes to Editors:

The Rolls-Royce SMR is the UK’s first domestic nuclear technology in more than 20 years - providing a British solution to a global energy dilemma. Each small modular reactor will produce enough stable, affordable, emission-free energy to power a million homes for at least 60 years.

Rolls-Royce SMR has received UK Government funding of £210m as part of Phase 2 of the Low-Cost Nuclear Challenge Project, administered by UKRI, which has been supplemented by £280m of private capital. The aim of this Government support is to accelerate the Rolls-Royce SMR design and pass at least Step 2 of the GDA (Generic Design Assessment) regulatory process carried out by the nuclear industry’s independent regulators (The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales).

Rolls-Royce SMR welcomes comments and questions about the Rolls-Royce SMR design. This feedback will be incorporated into the GDA process and may be published anonymously on the Rolls-Royce SMR GDA website and used during dialogue with our regulators.