Finland rss

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.

Licence granted for Finnish used fuel repository

Waste and Recycling

12 November 2015

Olkiluoto repository 48The Finnish government has today granted a construction licence to waste management specialist Posiva for a used nuclear fuel encapsulation plant and final disposal facility at Olkiluoto.

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.

Nuclear power chiefs assess path to new capacity growth

Nuclear Policies

18 September 2015

Leaders panel - Sympo 2015 - 48Industry leaders last week debated how to bridge the gap between the World Nuclear Association's vision of an extra 1000 GWe of new nuclear power capacity by 2050, and the practicalities of working within current political, regulatory and financial environments.