WYG has joined an Amec-led team which was this week appointed as preferred bidder for the development of Poland’s first nuclear power plant.
The contract will be worth an initial £39M to AMEC, rising to around £255M if all optional work is undertaken over the 10 years.
WYG’s work will be worth a minimum of £6.2M during the initial phases, rising to a potential £35M.
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.
WYG will provide a broad spectrum of technical support services including: contract administration, engineering support, licensing and permitting, management systems, site infrastructure, quality assurance and, vendor and supply chain oversight.
Paul Hamer, CEO of WYG, said: ”I am delighted that WYG has been selected to work together with AMEC to deliver one of the most significant projects in Poland’s infrastructure programme. We will be drawing on our experience built up over more than 20 years working on nuclear sites in the UK to help the Polish government achieve its long term objectives.
“The appointment is also a major advance in our aim of growing a significant presence in the wider energy sector through our model of collaborative working with major, blue-chip partners.”