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Full-scale tests to start soon at Finnish repository

Waste and Recycling

20 June 2018

Disposal canister - 48Finnish 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. The test is designed to demonstrate that the final disposal process will work as planned, a condition for obtaining an operating licence for the repository under construction at Olkiluoto.

Olkiluoto EPR prepares for fuel loading

New Nuclear

30 May 2018

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.

TVO anticipates loading fuel into OL3 in late 2018

New Nuclear

20 April 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.

Start-up of Finnish EPR put back four months

New Nuclear

14 June 2018

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.

Rosatom expands overseas links with new agreements

Corporate

16 May 2018

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.

TVEL offers modified fuel assemblies for Loviisa units

Uranium and Fuel

28 March 2018

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.