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Fennovoima maintains 2021 goal for Hanhikivi construction licence

Fennovoima maintains 2021 goal for Hanhikivi construction licence

Significant progress was made last year with work to obtain a construction licence for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland, Fennovoima said in its 2020 Annual Report, released yesterday. It still expects to receive the licence by the end of 2021 despite a "challenging" schedule.

New Nuclear 08 April 2021


Fuel loading under way at Finnish EPR

Fuel loading under way at Finnish EPR

The loading of fuel assemblies into the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in Finland began on 27 March, utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced. The move follows the receipt of a permit from the country's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority the previous day. The process of loading the fuel assemblies into OL3 is expected to take about one week, TVO said.

New Nuclear 29 March 2021


TVO cleared for fuel loading at Finnish EPR

TVO cleared for fuel loading at Finnish EPR

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has been granted a permit by the country's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority to load fuel into the reactor of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR. The unit, construction of which began in 2005, is scheduled to enter commercial operation early next year.

New Nuclear 26 March 2021


Finnish research reactor fuel sent to USA for further use

Finnish research reactor fuel sent to USA for further use

Partially used irradiated fuel from the Finnish Reactor 1 in Espoo, Finland, has been transported to the USA for use in a TRIGA Mark I research reactor operated by the US Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado. Dismantling of the Finnish reactor, which was shut down in 2015, is scheduled to begin at the end of 2022.

Uranium & Fuel 11 February 2021


Hanhikivi-1 design documents submitted to Finnish customer

Hanhikivi-1 design documents submitted to Finnish customer

Fennovoima Oy has "provisionally accepted" the 'Basic Design Stage 1' documentation for the Hanhikivi-1 project in Finland from the nuclear reactor supplier, RAOS Project Oy, which is a subsidiary of Rusatom Energy International JSC, which is itself a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 21 December 2020


TVO receives further shareholder loan commitment

TVO receives further shareholder loan commitment

Shareholders in Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj have signed an additional shareholder loan commitment for EUR400 million (USD490 million). With the new shareholder loan commitment, TVO said it prepares to maintain a sufficient liquidity buffer and equity ratio in order to complete the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project.

Corporate 17 December 2020


Malfunction triggers emergency shutdown at Finnish reactor

Malfunction triggers emergency shutdown at Finnish reactor

An automatic shutdown yesterday of unit 2 at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland was caused by a fault in the purification system for the reactor cooling water, which led to a temporary increase in radiation levels in the circuit, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima said. The emergency standby resulting from the incident has now ended and repair work is under way to bring the unit back online.

Regulation & Safety 11 December 2020


Grossi impressed by Finnish used fuel repository

Grossi impressed by Finnish used fuel repository

"Onkalo is a game changer for the long-term sustainability of nuclear energy," International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said yesterday, referring to the world’s first-ever deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel that is under construction in Olkiluoto, Finland.

Waste & Recycling 27 November 2020


IAEA highlights role of nuclear power in Finland

IAEA highlights role of nuclear power in Finland

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and Finnish President Sauli Niinist√∂ yesterday discussed the use of nuclear energy in support of climate change goals, nuclear verification and possibilities for cooperation in nuclear safety projects in the Arctic. They also discussed strengthening cooperation between Finland and the IAEA, the upcoming Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and nuclear verification in Iran, including the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plans of Action.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2020


Finland notifies fuel suppliers of final disposal plans

Finland notifies fuel suppliers of final disposal plans

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has notified the authorities in charge of radiation safety in the countries that have supplied the country with uranium for its nuclear power plants of Finland's intention to begin the final disposal of used nuclear fuel in the mid-2020s. Normal verification inspections of nuclear materials cannot be performed once the materials have been finally disposed of, and so procedures related to such inspections must be specified before the initiation of final disposal.

Regulation & Safety 05 November 2020