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Fennovoima, Rosatom seek compensation for Hanhikivi

Fennovoima, Rosatom seek compensation for Hanhikivi

UPDATED Fennovoima and Rosatom have initiated proceedings against each other to claim compensation for damages arising from the termination of the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project at Pyhäjoki in northern Finland. Fennovoima said its claims currently total almost EUR2 billion (USD2 billion), while Rosatom said it is seeking USD3 billion from Fennovoima.

Corporate 22 August 2022


TVO, Wärtsilä tribunal concludes

TVO, Wärtsilä tribunal concludes

An arbitration tribunal has resolved all the claims presented by the parties in proceedings between Teollisuuden Voima Oyj and Wärtsilä Finland Oy concerning a 2013 contract for emergency backup generators at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant.

Corporate 18 August 2022


Test operation of Finnish EPR resumes

Test operation of Finnish EPR resumes

The test production phase has resumed at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in Finland following the completion of maintenance and repair activities in the plant's turbine island. Operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said the tests will now continue at a power level of 60%, increasing to 80% in mid-August and reaching full power in September.

New Nuclear 09 August 2022


First five disposal tunnels excavated at Finnish repository

First five disposal tunnels excavated at Finnish repository

The excavation of the first five actual disposal tunnels has been completed at the Onkalo underground used nuclear fuel repository near Olkiluoto, Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy announced.

Waste & Recycling 01 July 2022


Finland has reinforced its nuclear security regime, says IAEA

Finland has reinforced its nuclear security regime, says IAEA

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a follow-up nuclear security advisory mission to Finland. The International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission included a review of the legislative and regulatory framework for the physical protection of nuclear material and associated facilities and activities.

Regulation & Safety 17 June 2022


Olkiluoto 3 test production to continue until December

Olkiluoto 3 test production to continue until December

The issue of foreign material in the steam reheater of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR's turbine has delayed the start of regular electricity generation by a further three months, operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced.

New Nuclear 16 June 2022


First use of 3D-printed nuclear fuel debris filters

First use of 3D-printed nuclear fuel debris filters

Nuclear fuel debris filters manufactured by Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB using 3D printing technology have been installed at unit 2 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland and unit 3 of the Oskarshamn plant in Sweden.

Corporate 14 June 2022


Nuclear needed for net-zero ambitions, Finnish minister says

Nuclear needed for net-zero ambitions, Finnish minister says

Europe cannot be carbon neutral and self-sufficient without nuclear energy, Finland's Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä has said. Nuclear power, he said, offers solutions - such as small modular reactors - for phasing out fossil energy.

Nuclear Policies 08 June 2022


Finnish fuel encapsulation plant enters installation phase

Finnish fuel encapsulation plant enters installation phase

Skanska Talonrakennus Oy, the contractor responsible for construction of the used fuel encapsulation plant at Olkiluoto, handed over the building to Finnish waste management company Posiva at the end of May for installation of the nuclear systems.

Waste & Recycling 07 June 2022


European regulators to cooperate on Nuward SMR licensing

European regulators to cooperate on Nuward SMR licensing

France's Nuward small modular reactor design will be the case study for a European early joint regulatory review led by the French nuclear safety regulator with the participation of the Czech and Finnish nuclear regulators, EDF has announced.

New Nuclear 06 June 2022