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Swedish government must consider applications in parallel, says SKB

Swedish government must consider applications in parallel, says SKB

Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) has urged the Swedish government to make a decision on its application for a used fuel encapsulation plant and final repository in combination with that for an expansion of its existing repository for low and intermediate-level waste. On 20 June, the government asked the radioactive waste management company how it intends to separate the application for the final repository.

Waste & Recycling 22 June 2021


Vattenfall takes minority stake in Fermi Energia

Vattenfall takes minority stake in Fermi Energia

Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall has signed an agreement with the Estonian nuclear energy start-up company Fermi Energia in order to become a minority shareholder of the company with a seed investment of EUR1 million (USD1.2 million). Fermi Energia is studying the deployment of small modular reactors in Estonia.

Corporate 01 June 2021


Swedish utilities urge decision on final disposal of waste

Swedish utilities urge decision on final disposal of waste

Ringhals AB and Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB each issued an Urgent Market Message to the Nord Pool power exchange yesterday morning about the potential risk of Ringhals units 3 and 4 and Forsmark units 1, 2 and 3 being unable to restart following scheduled outages - in 2024 (F2), 2025 (R3-4, F3), and 2028 (F1) - because of a lack of storage space for used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 06 May 2021


Viewpoint: Sweden must reconsider its nuclear policy

Viewpoint: Sweden must reconsider its nuclear policy

Once a poster child for environmentalism, Sweden has now embarked on a retroactive and harmful journey, write Sama Bilbao y Léon, director general, and John Lindberg, public affairs manager, at World Nuclear Association. The following is a translation from Swedish of their article Sverige bör ompröva sin kärnkraftspolitik published by Dagens Industri on 18 February.

Perspectives 26 February 2021


Joint venture formed to spur SMR deployment in Sweden

Joint venture formed to spur SMR deployment in Sweden

Uniper Sweden, LeadCold and the Royal Institute of Technology are collaborating to explore the possibility of constructing a demonstration LeadCold SEALER lead-cooled small modular reactor at Sweden's Oskarshamn plant site by 2030. The partners have also applied for funding towards building a non-nuclear prototype at Oskarshamn for testing and verifying materials and technology.

New Nuclear 15 February 2021


Launch of SMILE plant ageing management project

Launch of SMILE plant ageing management project

A virtual meeting was held on 13-14 January to launch the new Studsvik Material Integrity Life Extension project. The five-year project, supported by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, aims to investigate and improve the understanding of materials ageing and degradation in metallic components during the operation of a nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 29 January 2021


Contract signed for Swedish processing of Norwegian reactor fuel

Contract signed for Swedish processing of Norwegian reactor fuel

Sweden's Studsvik has signed a contract worth SEK134 million (USD16 million) with Norway's Institute for Energy Technology for loading equipment, transport, handling equipment, examination and pre-treatment of nuclear fuel from the JEEP I research reactor at Kjeller. The fuel is currently held in an ageing storage facility at the site which does not meet current requirements.

Waste & Recycling 28 January 2021


Sweden's Ringhals 1 closes for last time

Sweden's Ringhals 1 closes for last time

Ringhals 1 today became the fourth reactor to close in Sweden in the last seven years. The unit, on the west coast of the country, was permanently disconnected from the national grid after 44 years of operation, according to data from its operator, Ringhals AB, which is owned by Vattenfall (70.4%) and Sydkraft Nuclear Power (29.6%).

Corporate 31 December 2020


Westinghouse to dismantle Ågesta reactor

Westinghouse to dismantle Ågesta reactor

Westinghouse will segment the reactor at the Ågesta nuclear power plant near Stockholm, Sweden, under a contract signed with Vattenfall. The country's first commercial power reactor - it operated between 1964 and 1974 - the R3 heavy water reactor supplied electricity and district heating to the Stockholm suburb of Farsta.

Waste & Recycling 21 December 2020


Swedish reactors meet new emergency cooling requirements

Swedish reactors meet new emergency cooling requirements

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has today approved the independent core cooling systems implemented by the operators of the country's nuclear power plants. The operators were required to introduce such systems following the accident at Fukushima Daiichi. The systems were to be in place by the end of this year in order for the reactors to continue operating.

Regulation & Safety 18 December 2020