Interview with Piotr Naimsky, Special Ambassador for Energy Infrastructure
[세종=아시아경제 권해영 기자] The Korean government has begun activities to win orders for nuclear power plants in Poland.
Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Moon Seung-wook met with Special Ambassador for Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski in Warsaw, Poland on the 5th (local time) to discuss cooperation in the energy sector, such as hydrogen and batteries, as well as nuclear power plant order activities. In addition to Naimsky Energy Infrastructure, special envoy for Poland’s energy policy making, a number of high-level government officials related to the Polish nuclear power plant project and energy sector, including Vice Minister of Climate and Environment Adam Gijburze Zetwertinski, attended the meeting.
Minister Moon emphasized that Korea is the best partner for the Polish nuclear power plant project and requested interest and support for Korean companies to participate in the Polish nuclear power plant project. First, in the case of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) nuclear power plant project that Korea won the order, he explained that the first unit started commercial operation in April, and also expressed his confidence in the proper budget and timely construction in the Polish nuclear power plant project. Currently, Team Korea, centered on Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, is preparing for the Polish nuclear power plant project. . He emphasized that realistic financing plans are being prepared together with related companies and institutions, including financial institutions.
Special Envoy Naimsky explained the plan for the nuclear power plant project in Poland, and evaluated that Korea is one of the important candidates for cooperation. In particular, while explaining the situation of nuclear power cooperation between the Polish and US governments, he expressed interest in the possibility of cooperation between Korea and the US on the Polish nuclear power plant project. In response, Minister Moon explained that through the agreement between the leaders of the Republic of Korea and the United States, the foundation has been laid to promote cooperation in the Polish nuclear power plant project among the three countries, South Korea, the United States, and Poland.
In addition, the two sides exchanged opinions on ways to strengthen cooperation in various energy fields such as hydrogen, CCUS, and batteries.
The two sides adopted a joint statement establishing a joint energy committee between the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment to discuss specific ways of cooperation in energy fields such as nuclear power and hydrogen. They also agreed to hold a joint committee in the first half of next year. With this visit to Poland as an opportunity, KHNP, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Daewoo E&C, and the Polish Electric Power Industry Association and engineering and construction companies signed five MOUs for cooperation in the nuclear power plant sector, and decided to cooperate to advance into the Polish nuclear power plant business.
By Kwon Hae-young, staff reporter [email protected]
Source: 아시아경제신문 실시간 속보 by www.asiae.co.kr.
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