Pennsylvania-based nuclear energy company Westinghouse Electric will establish a global shared service centre in Krakow, Poland, in August 2021. The company will initially employ 150 highly skilled staff at the facility, which will be its first in the country.

In a press release, chief executive officer Patrick Fragman said: “Westinghouse is well-positioned to help Poland meet its energy goals through in-country investments in nuclear technologies. High-quality, in-country talent will expand our diverse team of more than 9,000 employees across the world and help Westinghouse to play an even stronger role in Poland’s viable energy industry, while also leveraging our Polish capabilities in the rest of the world.”

The announcement follows the launch of an Inter-Governmental Agreement between Poland and the US on cooperation for the implementation of the country’s nuclear energy programme, as well as a recent meeting between Fragman and Poland’s Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, Piotr Naimski.