EDF Opens Office in Warsaw for 4 to 6 EPR Reactors in Poland
EDF recently announced the opening of its office in Warsaw fully dedicated to supporting the preparation of a comprehensive nuclear proposal tailored to the Polish market. The decision to anchor EDF's nuclear activity in Warsaw confirms EDF's long-term commitment to support the Polish nuclear ambition.
To head the new office, EDF appointed Mr Thierry Deschaux as Managing Director. In 14 years of career in Poland within various EDF subsidiaries, including Dalkia Polska of which he was the Chief Executive Officer until today, Mr Deschaux has gained a deep knowledge of the Polish energy sector throughout all the stages of its transformation: from coal supply, to development of Combined Heat and Power plants, to district heating management and Energy Services development. Mr Deschaux worked also for 15 years at the nuclear branch of EDF in France in engineering, operations and maintenance, as well as in procurement strategy and negotiation of major nuclear fuel contracts.
The activity of the office will focus on extending the engagement EDF has built over the last 10 years with all key stakeholders involved in the Polish nuclear program. One of its key tasks will be to embark the Polish industry into EDF's European supply chain by establishing long-term partnerships and accelerating qualification of Polish suppliers. The office will be the Polish extension of EDF's New Nuclear Development Division and will therefore fully benefit from the support of the Group's engineering and commercial teams.