ŚGP INDUSTRIA and Rolls-Royce SMR have established cooperation for the implementation of Polish green energy projects INDUSTRIA 2023-02-17

ŚGP INDUSTRIA and Rolls-Royce SMR have established cooperation for the implementation of Polish green energy projects

Świętokrzyska Grupa Przemysłowa INDUSTRIA and Rolls-Royce SMR have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) to collaborate on deploying small modular reactors (SMRs) in Poland.

ŚGP INDUSTRIA as the leader of the Łaszczyński Brothers’ Central Hydrogen Cluster, whose goal is zero-emission energy generation and the production of “green hydrogen”, has selected the Rolls-Royce SMR technology to achieve the ambitious plans to produce 50,000 tonnes of low-carbon hydrogen every year. ŚGP INDUSTRIA is part of the Industrial Development Agency (IDA).

Tom Samson, Rolls-Royce SMR CEO, said: “This is an important step in our relationship with Industria – setting out the basis on which we’ll work together to develop joint plans for using our SMR technology in Poland to decarbonise energy intensive industry and produce clean power for generations to come.”

“Poland is one of the key international markets for our factory-built nuclear power plant which provides 470MW of clean, affordable electricity from a sustainable source. This partnership has enormous potential and could support thousands of high-skilled, long-term jobs in Poland and the UK – both directly and in the supply chain.”

Cezariusz Lesisz, President of the Board of Industrial Development Agency JSC (IDA), said: “Cooperation with Rolls-Royce SMR is a great opportunity for the Świętokrzyskie region and IDA’s capital group companies in developing a high-tech industrial base for small scale nuclear power in Poland.

“Building new competencies of Polish industry is part of a trend of focusing on energy transition and strengthening our country’s energy security and resilience. The Industrial Development Agency wants to support projects to transform energy intensive industry, which will be able to benefit from both renewables and nuclear energy, which will be available in Poland in the next decade or faster.”

Poland and the wider region are seeking to decarbonise, while bolstering their energy security. Rolls-Royce SMR offers a factory built power solution that is perfectly sized to connect to the electricity grid or for off-grid industrial use such as hydrogen production.

Rolls-Royce SMR is developing a fleet of small modular reactors for the global market. The supply chain is divided into several factories, which maximizes the efficiency and repeatability of the production of unified modules from which the entire power plant is built. Each Rolls-Royce SMR power plant will be built to the same design, from the same modules, on a compact reinforced concrete platform, to be used for a wide range of applications, including power grid or industry.

The aim of ŚGP INDUSTRIA is to build a supply chain of unified parts and modules for SMR production both for the Polish market and for export. As a leader of Central Hydrogen Cluster, Industria is looking to deploy up to three SMRs to produce hydrogen and decarbonise regional energy infrastructure. There are additional future opportunities to replace more than 8GW of coal-fired power plants in southern Poland with SMRs throughout the 2030s.

Szczepan Ruman, CEO of Industria, said: “Rolls-Royce SMR is unmatched in terms of manufacturing concept and processes. Participation in a supply chain of parts and modules for Rolls-Royce SMR is a great opportunity for our region and for entire industry in southern Poland – which has built all the existing Polish power plants.

“We have a platform of cooperation for the industrial companies across southern Poland, which is our Central Hydrogen Cluster in which we cooperate with companies from our region as well as from three hydrogen valleys: Lower Silesia, Silesia-Lesser Poland and Subcarpathian. With the support of IDA Group, we aim to create jobs and secure Polish industry’s strong participation in the SMR industry of the future. As part of the concluded memorandum, we want to create a center mapping and developing the supply chain in Kielce, modeled on the English NAMRC (Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Center) in Sheffield. For the development of the supply chain based on the Central Hydrogen Cluster and companies from the ARP group, we will use the British experience of the Fit4Nuclear program.” 

The presentation of the technology offered by Rolls-Royce SMR will take place on March 8, 2023 during Łaszczyński Brothers’ Central Hydrogen Cluster meeting as part of the ENEX energy fair in Kielce.

Detailed information on Rolls-Royce SMR technology, the functioning of the NAMRC center and the Fit4Nuclear program can be obtained by contacting representatives of Rolls-Royce SMR directly.

Rolls-Royce SMR:
Dan Gould, 
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Magdalena Szczukiewicz 
Central Hydrogen Cluster: https://industria.eu/en/central-hydrogen-cluster/

ARP Industrial Development Agency JSC
Miłosz Marczuk