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Operating licence application submitted for Finnish EPR

New Nuclear

14 April 2016

Olkiluoto 3 - April 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has today submitted its operating licence application for unit 3 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant. The first-of-a-kind EPR plant is scheduled to start up in late 2018.

Olkiluoto EPR supplier revises compensation claim


10 February 2016

Olkiluoto 3 - December 2015 - 48The Areva-Siemens consortium has updated its arbitration claim against Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj to some €3.52 billion ($3.96 billion). The claim relates to delays in the construction of the first-of-a-kind EPR unit at Olkiluoto.

Olkiluoto 3 begins instrumentation and control tests

New Nuclear

14 January 2016

Olkiluoto 3 - December 2015 - 48Testing of the instrumentation and control systems of the EPR under construction at Finland's Olkiluoto site is under way, utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced. The unit is expected to start up by 2018.

Loviisa liquid waste facility starts operation

Waste and Recycling

18 February 2016

The Finnish regulator has given utility Fortum permission to start full operation of the liquid radioactive waste solidification facility at its Loviisa nuclear power plant. Commissioning of the waste facility began in 2006.

Finland's Hanhikivi 1 excavation work starts

New Nuclear

21 January 2016

Memorial stone laid at Hanhikivi 1 - 48Excavation work has started at the construction site of the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki, Finland. A ceremony was held to mark the start of work to dig the foundation pit on 19 January.

Regulator approves Olkiluoto 3 vessel report

Regulation and Safety

11 December 2015

Olkiluoto 3 vessel - 48The steel of the reactor pressure vessel for the EPR under construction at Finland's Olkiluoto nuclear power plant site does not have any anomalies similar to those found in that for the EPR being built at France's Flamanville site, Finland's radiation and nuclear safety authority has concluded.