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TVO starts work to resolve Olkiluoto 3 vibration issue

TVO starts work to resolve Olkiluoto 3 vibration issue

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj is to employ liquid absorbers featuring bitumen in order to eliminate vibrations in the pressuriser surge line of the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto. Suppressing the vibrations is one of the issues TVO must resolve before the regulator will allow fuel loading to proceed.

New Nuclear 23 May 2019


Posiva plugs repository demonstration tunnel

Posiva plugs repository demonstration tunnel

The full-scale in situ system test at the Onkalo underground characterisation facility near Olkiluoto has proceeded to the concreting phase in the construction of the end plug for the deposition tunnel, Finnish waste management company Posiva has announced.

Waste & Recycling 09 May 2019


Viewpoint: Finland seeks to streamline licensing

Viewpoint: Finland seeks to streamline licensing

Finnish power companies are looking for ways to streamline licensing and qualification processes through a new project started last year called KELPO. The first part of the project has been completed and it is moving ahead to the pilot phase, writes Tuomo Huttunen, senior advisor on nuclear power at industry group Finnish Energy.

Perspectives 08 April 2019


Finnish EPR receives operating licence

Finnish EPR receives operating licence

The Finnish government today granted utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj an operating licence for the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto. Once it enters commercial operation early next year, the 1600 MWe pressurised water reactor will supply some 15% of the country's electricity demand.

Regulation & Safety 07 March 2019


Finnish TVO takes delivery of new-generation BWR fuel

Finnish TVO takes delivery of new-generation BWR fuel

The first eight Westinghouse Triton11 fuel assemblies have been delivered to Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oy's Olkiluoto plant. The new assemblies will be loaded into Olkiluoto 2 during the unit's upcoming outage.

Uranium & Fuel 28 February 2019


Regulator concludes Finnish EPR can operate safely

Regulator concludes Finnish EPR can operate safely

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority yesterday informed the government it sees no reason why an operating licence for the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto should not be granted to utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj.

Regulation & Safety 26 February 2019


Schedule for Hanhikivi 1 project revised

Schedule for Hanhikivi 1 project revised

Finland's Fennovoima now expects to receive the construction licence for its planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in 2021. Start of commercial operation of the Russian-supplied plant has been put back four years to 2028.

New Nuclear 27 December 2018


TVO agrees loan for Olkiluoto safety upgrades

TVO agrees loan for Olkiluoto safety upgrades

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has signed a ten-year EUR65 million (USD74 million) loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank to finance safety system upgrades at units 1 and 2 of its Olkiluoto nuclear power plant.

Corporate 18 December 2018


Fortum to assist in decommissioning research reactor

Fortum to assist in decommissioning research reactor

Finnish utility Fortum has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in the decommissioning of the Finnish Reactor 1 research reactor and the nuclear power plant structural materials research laboratory.

Waste & Recycling 04 December 2018


New delay in start-up of Finnish EPR

New delay in start-up of Finnish EPR

The start of regular electricity generation at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR has been pushed back by a further four months and is now expected to begin in January 2020, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced today.

New Nuclear 29 November 2018