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Fortum and MIT launch SMR modelling project

Fortum and MIT launch SMR modelling project

Finnish utility Fortum and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have entered into a three-year cooperation to create an open source tool for techno-economic modelling of small modular reactor projects.

New Nuclear 07 October 2020


Rosatom explains the 'multiplier effect' of new nuclear

Rosatom explains the 'multiplier effect' of new nuclear

The development of a national nuclear industry facilitates a country's economic growth while at the same time keeping in harmony with low-carbon and sustainable development, Yaroslav Mozdakov, director for communications and international affairs at Rusatom Energy International, said last week during a webinar hosted by the Expert Group on Resource Management of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. REIN is a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Corporate 28 September 2020


Finnish disposal facility contracts grow

Finnish disposal facility contracts grow

Finnish waste management company Posiva announced it signed a "significant" building services agreement at the end of August related to the construction of the used fuel encapsulation plant and repository at the Olkiluoto site. The signing of the latest agreement follows that of a contract last year with the same consortium.

Waste & Recycling 08 September 2020


Further delay in commissioning of Finnish EPR

Further delay in commissioning of Finnish EPR

Fuel loading at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR will now not take place until March next year, according to a revised schedule provided to Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj by the Areva-Siemens consortium. Grid connection is now scheduled for October 2021, with regular electricity production due to start in February 2022.

New Nuclear 28 August 2020


Finnish working group calls for reform of nuclear legislation

Finnish working group calls for reform of nuclear legislation

A comprehensive reform of Finnish nuclear energy legislation is needed, a working group appointed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has concluded. It highlighted the ambiguity of current legislation, changes in the operating environment of nuclear facilities, and expected developments.

Regulation & Safety 28 August 2020


TVO submits EIA programme on very low-level waste disposal

TVO submits EIA programme on very low-level waste disposal

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has today submitted an environmental impact assessment programme to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment on very low-level radioactive waste disposal at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant. The alternatives are constructing a new near-surface disposal facility or expanding the deep geological repository currently in use.

Waste & Recycling 14 August 2020


Fortum looks to extend operation of Loviisa plant

Fortum looks to extend operation of Loviisa plant

Finnish utility Fortum has begun the environmental impact assessment procedure for the operation of the two Loviisa nuclear units beyond their current licences. The two-stage process will take about 18 months to complete.

Corporate 13 August 2020


TVO awaits revised schedule for OL3 commissioning

TVO awaits revised schedule for OL3 commissioning

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj expects to receive a revised schedule in August from the Areva-Siemens consortium for the commissioning of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR. Fuel loading, which had been planned for last month, has been delayed by among other things the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Nuclear 03 July 2020


Fortum contracted for Swedish plant dismantling work

Fortum contracted for Swedish plant dismantling work

Finnish utility Fortum and Uniper Sweden have agreed to collaborate on the dismantling of major systems and components at the Oskarshamn and Barseb├Ąck nuclear power plants in Sweden. Fortum was awarded the contract by Uniper Sweden - a Fortum subsidiary - in a competitive bidding process.

Waste & Recycling 09 June 2020


Finland performs remote inspection of new nuclear plant project

Finland performs remote inspection of new nuclear plant project

Finnish nuclear regulator STUK has carried out a scheduled inspection of RAOS Project Oy - a subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom - via Skype, in line with social distancing restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 29 April 2020