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Forsmark 1 turbines to get new blades


08 April 2015

Forsmark 1 turbine refurbishment - 48New blades are to be installed in the low-pressure turbines at unit 1 of Sweden's Forsmark nuclear power plant during an upcoming maintenance outage. The new blades are designed to reduce vibrations, which have affected the current blades.

Request to operate Forsmark 2 at increased power

Regulation and Safety

06 March 2015

Forsmark unit 2 48Forsmark Group AB has applied to the Swedish nuclear regulator to operate permanently unit 2 of the Forsmark nuclear power plant at a higher power level. The unit has been in trial operation for the past two years following a 12% power uprate.

Uprate approved for Ringhals 4


02 February 2015

Ringhals (Annika Örnborg)_48A power uprate of unit 4 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant has been approved by the Swedish nuclear regulator. The uprate will increase the unit's generating capacity by some 175 MWe.

Oskarshamn 2 outage extended to year-end


13 March 2015

Oskarshamn_2_(OKP)_48The safety modernization of unit 2 of Sweden's Oskarshamn nuclear power plant is now expected to be completed by the end of 2015, plant operator OKG announced today. The work began in June 2013.

Torsten returned to the wild

Other News

13 February 2015

Torsten 79x48A seal named Torsten has been released after a three-month stay in an intake pond at Sweden's Oskarshamn nuclear power plant.

Vattenfall moves to cross-border business structure


15 January 2015

Vattenfall will bring in a new organisational structure and executive management team. The changes - which will take effect on 1 April - are part of the state-owned Swedish utility's current review of its group-wide strategy.