Forsmark postpones uprates by one year

12 January 2007

[Forsmark, 14 December] The planned uprates at the Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden have been postponed by one year. Goran Lundgren, Chairman of the Board of Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB, said that the decision was “a consequence of this autumn’s events at Forsmark as well as the injunction which Forsmarks Kraftgrupp got from the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI).” Under the revised plan, the capacity increases will now take place between 2009 and 2011. The project will increase power output of the plant by 3.3 billion kWh per year. The power output will be 1130 MWe in both Forsmark 1 and 2, and 1360 MWe in unit 3 – an increase in generating capacity of 410 MWe.

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