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Finnish firms target Chinese radwaste market

Finnish firms target Chinese radwaste market

Finnish utility Fortum and consulting engineering company AINS Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide radioactive waste management services to China's rapidly expanding nuclear industry.

Waste & Recycling 23 August 2018


Full-scale tests to start soon at Finnish repository

Full-scale tests to start soon at Finnish repository

Finnish waste management company Posiva said it will soon begin the full-scale final disposal test for used nuclear fuel at the Onkalo underground characterisation facility.

Waste & Recycling 20 June 2018


Start-up of Finnish EPR put back four months

Start-up of Finnish EPR put back four months

Olkiluoto 3 - August 2016 - 48Regular electricity generation at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in Finland is now expected to begin in September 2019 as commissioning tests will take longer than planned, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced yesterday. According to the previous schedule provided by plant supplier the Areva-Siemens consortium, production was planned to start next May.

New Nuclear 14 June 2018


Olkiluoto EPR prepares for fuel loading

Olkiluoto EPR prepares for fuel loading

Olkiluoto 3 control room - 48Hot functional tests have been completed at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced today. The company said preparations have already started for loading fuel into the core of the 1600 MWe pressurised water reactor ahead of its start-up later this year.

New Nuclear 30 May 2018


Rosatom expands overseas links with new agreements

Rosatom expands overseas links with new agreements

Rusatom-VPO-DEKRA MOU - May 2018 - 48Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, yesterday signed a series of agreements with overseas companies during the Atomexpo conference and exhibition being held this week in Sochi, Russia. The agreements, with Chile, China, Cuba, Finland, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain and Zambia, include the engineering and medical sectors, among others.

Corporate 16 May 2018


TVO anticipates loading fuel into OL3 in late 2018

TVO anticipates loading fuel into OL3 in late 2018

Olkiluoto 3 - September 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said it plans to start loading fuel into the core of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in the autumn, once an operating licence has been granted. However, the company said it is awaiting confirmation from the Areva-Siemens consortium that start-up of the unit is still scheduled for May 2019.

New Nuclear 20 April 2018


TVEL offers modified fuel assemblies for Loviisa units

TVEL offers modified fuel assemblies for Loviisa units

Loviisa 48TVEL, Rosatom's nuclear fuel manufacturing subsidiary, has signed an agreement with Fortum Power and Heat Oy to supply modified nuclear fuel assemblies to be used at the Loviisa 1 and  2 VVER 440s in Finland. Rosatom said yesterday the agreement is in addition to TVEL's existing fuel supply contract with the Finnish utility.

Uranium & Fuel 28 March 2018


IAEA sees safety commitment at Fortum's Loviisa plant

IAEA sees safety commitment at Fortum's Loviisa plant

Loviisa 1 and 2 - 48The operator of the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland has demonstrated a strong commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. However, the mission made recommendations to Fortum to reinforce some safety measures.

Regulation & Safety 26 March 2018


IAEA reviews safety at Olkiluoto 3 ahead of start-up

IAEA reviews safety at Olkiluoto 3 ahead of start-up

Olkiluoto 3 - August 2016 - 48The operator of the first-of-a-kind EPR reactor nearing start-up in Finland has shown a commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. The team also identified areas for further enhancements as Teollisuuden Voima Oyj prepares to put Olkiluoto unit 3 online later this year.

Regulation & Safety 23 March 2018


Olkiluoto 3 EPR parties agree settlement

Olkiluoto 3 EPR parties agree settlement

Olkiluoto 3 - September 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has agreed a settlement with French Areva and German Siemens in the long-running dispute over cost overruns and delays to the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project. TVO said yesterday that Areva-Siemens will pay compensation of EUR450 million (USD553.73 million).

Corporate 12 March 2018