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Agreement to investigate deployment of U-Battery in Poland

26 May 2016

U-Battery is pleased to announce the agreement of terms with the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) to cooperate for the deployment of U-Battery in Poland. Agreement was reached and a Confidentiality Agreement was signed during the visit of the Polish Undersecretaries of State for Energy, Andrzej Piotrowski and Michal Kurtyka, to the United Kingdom on 24-25 May, accompanied by other senior officials from the Polish Ministry of Energy.

The parties reaching agreement were Urenco, as lead partner in U-Battery, and the leading Polish institute for nuclear innovation, the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ). The Centre and U-Battery have agreed to investigate the potential for U-Battery in the Polish market.

Steve Threlfall, General Manager, U-Battery and Urenco comments:

“U-Battery is delighted to be collaborating with the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ). Poland is one of a handful of initial strategic future markets that we are engaging with. We look forward to working with NCBJ and others to understand the potential for U-Battery to be deployed in Poland and support energy intensive industries.”

Minister Andrzej J. Piotrowski, Undersecretary of State and Minister of Energy said:

“I am very pleased that agreement has been reached during my visit to the United Kingdom. It is crucial for Poland to leverage our scientific potential by teaming in globally significant deployment of cutting edge technology that have a huge potential to reframe the emission-free energy sector picture. It is a major step in exploring a range of technologies to address future needs of safe, environment friendly, dispersed and still flexible and easy to integrate technologies of co-generative energy production.”

Krzysztof Kurek, Director, NCBJ explains more:

“We are glad to initiate this collaboration with leading European nuclear industries. It is essential for us to participate in the development of the most advanced reactor technologies which could be used for new applications, important for the Polish and European industry.”

U-Battery is a micro-modular reactor being developed to produce local power and heat for a range of energy needs, including but not limited to energy intensive industries and isolated locations.

The partners developing U-Battery are Urenco, Amec Foster Wheeler, Atkins, Cammell Laird and Laing O’Rourke.


About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.


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