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Vessel checks for more Swedish reactors

Regulation and Safety

24 February 2014

Forsmark_3_(2009)_(Vattenfall)_48Sweden's nuclear regulator has instructed the operators of two more of the country's reactors to review the conditions of the units' pressure vessels to check for defects that may have been introduced in the manufacturing process.

Market changes hurt Vattenfall's results

Corporate

05 February 2014

Ringhals 3 and 4 (Vattenfall) 70x48Rapid change in European energy markets caused Vattenfall to record a SEK13.5 billion ($1.5 billion) loss for 2013, despite near-record performance from its nuclear power plants.

Consulting early on Swedish new nuclear build

New Nuclear

16 January 2014

Ringhals (Annika Örnborg)_48Vattenfall has officially started a decade-long public consultation into new nuclear build, which it expects to be necessary after current reactors retire.

Studsvik scales back US presence

Corporate

12 February 2014

Sweden's Studsvik has agreed to sell most of its radioactive waste operations in the USA to nuclear commercial services company EnergySolutions for $23 million.

Swedish ship makes first shipment

New Nuclear

28 January 2014

Sigrid (Furetank) 48SKB's new vessel for transporting used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste by sea, the M/S Sigrid, has made its first shipment. It replaces the smaller M/S Sigyn, which had been in service since 1982.

Oskarshamn safety culture improves

Regulation and Safety

08 October 2013

Oskarshamn (OKG)_48The Swedish nuclear regulator believes that improvements instigated by operator OKG can overcome safety culture shortcomings at Oskarshamn, but has instructed the company to supply six-monthly progress reports.