Pier to be built at Poland’s first nuclear power plant

According to the Ministry of Infrastructure – in June 2023, the government passed a multi-year programme that provides funding for key investments in Pomerania accompanying strategic energy projects. The programme’s funds will include a new railway line, a new national road and a marine structure – the Marine Offloading Pier (MOLF). A total of more than PLN 4.7 billion has been earmarked for these investments.

An agreement defining the principles of cooperation in the construction of the MOLF (Marine Off-Loading Facility) was signed on 19 July 2023 by Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe and the Maritime Office in Gdynia. Other sources present the event as follows: Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe and the Maritime Office in Gdynia signed an agreement on Tuesday for the construction of a state-funded approximately 1,000m marine off-loading structure at the planned nuclear power plant in Pomerania. The government has earmarked PLN 900 million for this purpose.

“The construction of a nuclear power plant is one of the main challenges facing the Polish energy sector over the next several years. However, this huge investment requires the erection of supporting infrastructure, which will be built first. A new railway line, a new national road and the MOLF offshore structure for unloading components for the construction of the power plant, which will arrive by sea, are the three essential investments that we need to complete for the power plant to be built. I am pleased that the MOLF construction will be carried out by the Maritime Office in Gdynia, which in recent years has carried out, among other things, the construction of a shipping channel through the Vistula Spit,” said Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk.

“The Maritime Office in Gdynia, with the support of the company Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe, is proceeding with the construction of the MOLF, which is possible thanks to the government’s decision to set up a multi-year programme to finance the associated infrastructure for the nuclear power plant in Lubiatów-Kopalin. The MOLF is a key element of the accompanying infrastructure for the timely implementation of the investment, and I am convinced that thanks to the professionalism and experience of the Maritime Office in Gdynia, the MOLF will be built on time,” – said Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure.

Under the signed agreement, the Director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia will be responsible for obtaining the necessary approvals and then building the offshore structure (pier) at the nuclear power plant in Pomerania. The agreement specifies in detail the required technical parameters of the planned structure, defines the division of responsibilities, as well as a preliminary plan for the execution of preparatory and administrative work and the actual construction process.

Thanks to the construction, the largest elements for the construction of the power plant will be transported by sea. This is especially true for oversized cargo such as the reactor vessel, steam generator and other modular components and equipment for the nuclear power plant. The construction of the structure will also improve the delivery of construction materials and the subsequent safe operation of the nuclear facility at the preferred location in Pomerania.

Photo: Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe

Source: PortalMorski.pl

Skip to content