AMEC confirms contract as Owners Engineer for nuclear new build contract Poland


London, UK (17 September 2014) - AMEC has signed a contract with PGE EJ1, a subsidiary of Polish state-controlled Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA, to support the development of Poland's first nuclear power plant over the next 10 years.

The contract will be worth £39 million to AMEC for the required scope of work initially, rising to around £255m if all optional work is undertaken over the 10 years. AMEC was named preferred bidder for the contract in July this year.

Two locations, Choczewo and Zarnowiec, both close to the Baltic coast, have been shortlisted. The Polish government wants the first plant, capable of producing approximately 3,000 megawatts of electricity, to be operational by 2024.

"We are delighted to sign the final contract to support PGE in the development of their nuclear programme," said Clive White, President of AMEC's Clean Energy Europe business.

"There is a real drive in Poland to develop a thriving nuclear industry. There is a growing public acceptance and approval and the Polish government is firmly behind the programme, so the future looks extremely positive.

"AMEC has more than 60 years experience in the nuclear sector and this contract will allow us to apply all our skills at the forefront of developing Poland's nuclear programmewhile also helping to establish new industrial and engineering capability in the country."

Specific services such as licensing and permitting support, supply chain and contract management and Health and Safety management will be provided by AMEC, who will employ three companies as its sub-contractors, WYG International Sp z o.o., TÜV Rheinland and AT Kearney Sp z o.o.

PGE EJ 1 is a special purpose vehicle responsible for preparing the investment process and construction of the first nuclear power plant in Poland. The company will carry out all technical, technological, organisational, formal and legal activities leading to the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Poland.

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