(Yicai Global) July 25 -- China and Poland have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the nuclear energy sector after a meeting at China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) between Li Fanrong, deputy head of China's National Energy Administration, and a Polish delegation headed by Deputy Energy Minister Andrzej Piotrowski.
The two sides exchanged views about the prospects for cooperation in the energy sector and future plans during the visit from July 9 to July 15.
Piotrowski's delegation, which included the director of the Polish Energy Ministry's nuclear division, visited the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant and the under-construction Fangchenggang nuclear power station.
The Fangchenggang nuclear power station, which is the second phase of the Hualong-1 project, is a demonstration plant aimed at promoting the export of Hualong-1 nuclear power technology.
The group learned about CGN's nuclear research and development and nuclear power equipment manufacturing in China, CGN said on its website.
The Polish government welcomes experienced and qualified overseas enterprises to contribute to its nuclear power projects and form long-term strategic partnerships, Polish officials said at the meeting.
Poland is highly dependent on coal, with coal-fired power generation accounting for 80 percent of the country's total. In 2009, the Polish government decided to build its first nuclear power project, with a capacity of 3,000 megawatts electric, to help diversify its energy mix and alleviate the effects of thermal power on the environment.