Poland selects US gov't for building its 1st $40bn nuclear power plant
Poland's energy security will be built with Washington.
Poland selected the US government and Westinghouse Electric Corporation for building its first nuclear power plant, announced Jennifer Granholm, the US Secretary of Energy on Friday.
"I've just been informed that Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki just announced that Poland has selected the US government and Westinghouse for the first part of their $40 billion nuclear project," Granholm said.
Poland's decision will enhance the cooperation between the two countries on energy security, according to Granholm.
"I think it sends a clear message to Russia that the Atlantic alliance stands together to diversify our energy supply, to strengthen climate cooperation, and to resist Russian weaponization of energy," Granholm stated.
On Tuesday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Marowiecki voiced his aspirations that Nord Stream 2 is never rendered operational, criticizing Germany over its dependence on Russian gas and calling it a "huge mistake".
"There was this huge, huge mistake made by the Germans in their policy of dependency on Russian gas," Morawiecki said during an interview with The Washington Post.
"They have built Nord Stream 1, and then Nord Stream 2, which was about to be operational, and the war broke out… I hope it is never going to be operational in the future," the Polish premier added.
According to Morawiecki, Poland has been independent of Russian gas, recently - and suspiciously - having finished building a new pipeline linking it with Norway and Denmark, dubbed as the Baltic Pipe.
Poland had Russian energy cut off from it after Warsaw refused to comply with Moscow's demand to have its energy supplies paid for in Russian rubles. Poland was receiving around 10 billion cubic meters of Russian gas per year through the Yamal-Europe pipeline.