Świętokrzyska Grupa Przemysłowa INDUSTRIA and Rolls-Royce SMR have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) to collaborate on deploying small modular reactors (SMRs) in Poland.
ŚGP INDUSTRIA as the leader of the Łaszczyński Brothers’ Central Hydrogen Cluster, whose goal is zero-emission energy generation and the production of “green hydrogen”, has selected the Rolls-Royce SMR technology to achieve the ambitious plans to produce 50,000 tonnes of low-carbon hydrogen every year. ŚGP INDUSTRIA is part of the Industrial Development Agency (IDA).
Tom Samson, Rolls-Royce SMR CEO, said: “This is an important step in our relationship with Industria – setting out the basis on which we’ll work together to develop joint plans for using our SMR technology in Poland to decarbonise energy intensive industry and produce clean power for generations to come.”
“Poland is one of the key international markets for our factory-built nuclear power plant which provides 470MW of clean, affordable electricity from a sustainable source. This partnership has enormous potential and could support thousands of high-skilled, long-term jobs in Poland and the UK – both directly and in the supply chain.”
Cezariusz Lesisz, President of the Board of Industrial Development Agency JSC (IDA), said: “Cooperation with Rolls-Royce SMR is a great opportunity for the Świętokrzyskie region and IDA’s capital group companies in developing a high-tech industrial base for small scale nuclear power in Poland.
“Building new competencies of Polish industry is part of a trend of focusing on energy transition and strengthening our country’s energy security and resilience. The Industrial Development Agency wants to support projects to transform energy intensive industry, which will be able to benefit from both renewables and nuclear energy, which will be available in Poland in the next decade or faster.”
Poland and the wider region are seeking to decarbonise, while bolstering their energy security. Rolls-Royce SMR offers a factory built power solution that is perfectly sized to connect to the electricity grid or for off-grid industrial use such as hydrogen production.