Sweden rss

Vattenfall opts for early closure of Ringhals units

Corporate

28 April 2015

Ringhals plant 48Declining profitability and increased costs have forced Swedish utility Vattenfall to decide to close units 1 and 2 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant earlier than previously planned. The decision would see the units shut between 2018 and 2020, rather than around 2025.

Oskarshamn 2 simulator approaches commissioning

New Nuclear

20 April 2015

Oskarshamn 2 simulator 48 (OKG)A new simulator is nearing completion at unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden, operator OKG said today. The simulator is part of a safety modernization of the unit started in mid-2013.

Oskarshamn 2 outage extended to year-end

Corporate

13 March 2015

Oskarshamn_2_(OKP)_48The safety modernization of unit 2 of Sweden's Oskarshamn nuclear power plant is now expected to be completed by the end of 2015, plant operator OKG announced today. The work began in June 2013.

Westinghouse to upgrade Clab cooling system

Waste and Recycling

23 April 2015

Clab storage pool 48 (SKB)Westinghouse is to increase the capacity of the cooling system at Sweden's central interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel (Clab) at Oskarshamn under a contract signed with with the country's radioactive waste management company, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB).

Forsmark 1 turbines to get new blades

Corporate

08 April 2015

Forsmark 1 turbine refurbishment - 48New blades are to be installed in the low-pressure turbines at unit 1 of Sweden's Forsmark nuclear power plant during an upcoming maintenance outage. The new blades are designed to reduce vibrations, which have affected the current blades.

Request to operate Forsmark 2 at increased power

Regulation and Safety

06 March 2015

Forsmark unit 2 48Forsmark Group AB has applied to the Swedish nuclear regulator to operate permanently unit 2 of the Forsmark nuclear power plant at a higher power level. The unit has been in trial operation for the past two years following a 12% power uprate.