Synthos SA To Construct Poland’s First Nuclear Plant
Poland’s richest man who owns Synthos SA, a chemical company plans to build a small reactor to power its plant, most likely in Oswiecim in southern Poland. The company, which is Europe’s second-largest producer of synthetic rubber, has signed a non-binding agreement for a joint venture with US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH).
For decades, Polish governments have mulled over adding nuclear power to the country’s energy mix. According to the government’s current energy outlook, Poland’s first atomic plant is expected to come online in 2033, a date which experts consider plausible. However, if completed as planned in 2027, the Synthos private reactor could be Poland’s first.