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Fortum submits EIA report for Loviisa

Fortum submits EIA report for Loviisa

Finnish utility Fortum today submitted its environmental impact assessment report for the Loviisa nuclear power plant to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The report assesses the environmental impacts of a potential extension of the operation of the plant's two VVER-440 pressurised water reactors or, alternatively, the decommissioning of the plant, as well as the environmental impacts of the final disposal facility for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste.

Regulation & Safety 06 September 2021


Ongoing turbine works further delay Olkiluoto 3 start-up

Ongoing turbine works further delay Olkiluoto 3 start-up

Regular electricity production at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR is now expected to begin in June 2022 due to extended turbine overhaul and inspection works, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced. The extension of those works has already led to a one-month delay in the plant's start-up.

New Nuclear 23 August 2021


Turbine work delays Olkiluoto 3 start up

Turbine work delays Olkiluoto 3 start up

Regular electricity production at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR will begin in March 2022 - one month later than previously planned, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced. It said the delay has been caused by extra turbine overhaul and inspection works.

New Nuclear 02 August 2021


Battery backup system for Olkiluoto plant

Battery backup system for Olkiluoto plant

One of Europe's largest battery energy storage systems is to be built at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland under a contract signed by Teollisuuden Voima Oyj and Hitachi ABB Power Grids. The 90 MWe system will act as a fast-start backup power source to ensure the stability of the country's energy network in the event of an unplanned shutdown of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR unit, currently being commissioned at the site.

New Nuclear 16 June 2021


Robot developed for Loviisa steam generator work

Robot developed for Loviisa steam generator work

An inspection and cleaning robot has been co-developed by Finnish utility Fortum and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences. The remotely-operated robot could significantly improve work safety and reduce radiation doses that workers are exposed to during the inspection and maintenance of the steam generators at the Loviisa nuclear power plant.

Corporate 25 May 2021


Modified fuel assemblies developed for Loviisa units

Modified fuel assemblies developed for Loviisa units

TVEL, the fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has completed development of a new modification of VVER-440 fuel for the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland. It says the modified VVER-440 fuel bundle with higher uranium load will enhance the efficiency of fuel usage, as well as the power plant's operation in general.

Uranium & Fuel 24 May 2021


Terms for Olkiluoto EPR completion agreed

Terms for Olkiluoto EPR completion agreed

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced yesterday it has reached a consensus with the Areva−Siemens consortium regarding the terms of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project completion. The OL3 plant, construction of which began in 2005, is scheduled to be connected to the grid in October this year and to begin regular electricity production in February 2022.

New Nuclear 18 May 2021


Work starts on first disposal tunnel at Finnish repository

Work starts on first disposal tunnel at Finnish repository

Excavation of the first final disposal tunnel has started at the Onkalo underground used nuclear fuel repository near Olkiluoto, Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy announced today. The repository - the first in the world for used fuel - is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s.

Waste & Recycling 07 May 2021


Fennovoima revises Hanhikivi 1 schedule and costs

Fennovoima revises Hanhikivi 1 schedule and costs

The planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland is now likely to enter commercial operation a year later and cost up to EUR1 billion (USD1.2 billion) more than previously expected, Fennovoima says in an update to its construction licence application. The company submitted the update today to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

New Nuclear 28 April 2021


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