The study has been carried out for Synthos Green Energy and will help the Synthos Group estimate how many units need to be built to take advantage of the cost effect of serial production of SMRs.
The study covers the analysis of key aspects of SMR technology implementation from cost issues, personnel policy, regulatory and security issues to construction models and operational issues.
Rafał Kasprów, Synthos Green Energy’s chief executive officer, said the feasibility study will be the basis for creating an accurate roadmap for the SMR project.
Exelon Generation, technology supplier GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Finnish Fortum Power and Heat Oy, are supporting Synthos in the development of a nuclear power project based on SMRs.
In October, Synthos Green Energy and its partners began a regulatory dialogue with the Polish National Atomic Energy Agency on the possibility of building the BWRX-300 in Poland.
Synthos Group sees SMR technology as an opportunity for the deep decarbonisation of Polish industry and heating sector. Michał Sołowow, owner of Synthos, is a former rally driver and one of the richest men in Poland. He has said that using SMRs to generate energy will improve the country’s chances of moving away from polluting coal and have a positive impact on industry.
Poland has already announced plans to spend $40bn to build from 6,000 to 9,000 MW of installed nuclear capacity using large-scale reactors.