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Work starts on Finnish fuel encapsulation plant

Work starts on Finnish fuel encapsulation plant

Finnish waste management company Posiva today announced the start of construction of the used fuel encapsulation plant at the Olkiluoto site in western Finland. Installation of the necessary systems within the underground disposal chambers is also set to begin soon.

Waste & Recycling 25 June 2019


Fuel loading delayed at Finnish EPR

Fuel loading delayed at Finnish EPR

Nuclear fuel will not be loaded into the core of the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto until at least the end of August, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said today. Under the previous schedule, fuel loading had been due to take place this month.

New Nuclear 19 June 2019


Decision approaches on Terrafame uranium extraction permit

Decision approaches on Terrafame uranium extraction permit

There are "no radiation safety-related obstacles" for granting multi-metal company Terrafame a permit to recover uranium as a by-product from its Sotkamo mine, the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has told the government. The government will now make the final decision on whether to issue the permit.

Uranium & Fuel 11 June 2019


Finland aims for carbon neutrality by 2035

Finland aims for carbon neutrality by 2035

Finland will be carbon-neutral by 2035 under a plan announced by the country's new coalition government. Nuclear power will continue to provide Finland with low-carbon energy under the plan.

Energy & Environment 06 June 2019


TVO starts work to resolve Olkiluoto 3 vibration issue

TVO starts work to resolve Olkiluoto 3 vibration issue

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj is to employ liquid absorbers featuring bitumen in order to eliminate vibrations in the pressuriser surge line of the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto. Suppressing the vibrations is one of the issues TVO must resolve before the regulator will allow fuel loading to proceed.

New Nuclear 23 May 2019


Posiva plugs repository demonstration tunnel

Posiva plugs repository demonstration tunnel

The full-scale in situ system test at the Onkalo underground characterisation facility near Olkiluoto has proceeded to the concreting phase in the construction of the end plug for the deposition tunnel, Finnish waste management company Posiva has announced.

Waste & Recycling 09 May 2019


Viewpoint: Finland seeks to streamline licensing

Viewpoint: Finland seeks to streamline licensing

Finnish power companies are looking for ways to streamline licensing and qualification processes through a new project started last year called KELPO. The first part of the project has been completed and it is moving ahead to the pilot phase, writes Tuomo Huttunen, senior advisor on nuclear power at industry group Finnish Energy.

Perspectives 08 April 2019


Finnish EPR receives operating licence

Finnish EPR receives operating licence

The Finnish government today granted utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj an operating licence for the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto. Once it enters commercial operation early next year, the 1600 MWe pressurised water reactor will supply some 15% of the country's electricity demand.

Regulation & Safety 07 March 2019


Finnish TVO takes delivery of new-generation BWR fuel

Finnish TVO takes delivery of new-generation BWR fuel

The first eight Westinghouse Triton11 fuel assemblies have been delivered to Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oy's Olkiluoto plant. The new assemblies will be loaded into Olkiluoto 2 during the unit's upcoming outage.

Uranium & Fuel 28 February 2019


Regulator concludes Finnish EPR can operate safely

Regulator concludes Finnish EPR can operate safely

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority yesterday informed the government it sees no reason why an operating licence for the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto should not be granted to utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj.

Regulation & Safety 26 February 2019