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Fennovoima changes spur progress with Hanhikivi project

Fennovoima changes spur progress with Hanhikivi project

Finland's Fennovoima said operational changes made in 2019, both within the company and throughout the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project, have brought significant progress in different areas of the plant design and preparatory work. In a newly-published report, the company describes the project's progress and the sustainability work it carried out last year.

New Nuclear 25 March 2020


Finnish firm launches SMR district heating project

Finnish firm launches SMR district heating project

VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland has today announced the launch of a project to develop a small modular reactor for district heating. Most of the country's district heating is currently produced by burning coal, natural gas, wood fuels and peat, but it aims to phase out its use of coal in energy production by 2029.

New Nuclear 24 February 2020


Finland's TVO hires Framatome for Olkiluoto 3 outage support

Finland's TVO hires Framatome for Olkiluoto 3 outage support

Framatome has signed service contracts with Teollisuuden Voima Oyj to support the long-term operation of unit 3 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant on Finland's west coast. Grid connection of the European pressurised reactor is scheduled for November, with the start of regular electricity production expected in March 2021.

New Nuclear 20 February 2020


IAEA finds improved operating safety at Loviisa

IAEA finds improved operating safety at Loviisa

Fortum, the operator of the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland, has strengthened operational safety in many areas, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. The team evaluated the plant's progress in addressing the findings of an IAEA review in 2018.

Regulation & Safety 19 February 2020


Finland grants uranium recovery permit

Finland grants uranium recovery permit

The government of Finland has granted a uranium recovery permit to Terrafame for uranium production as a byproduct of zinc and nickel production at its Sotkamo mine in the north-east of the country. The process of preparing the uranium recovery plant ready for use will take about a year, Terrafame said today. However, as the government decision can be appealed through Finland's Supreme Administrative Court, the company estimates it will take about two years for the permit to have legal force.

Uranium & Fuel 06 February 2020


Finnish regulator prepares for SMR licensing

Finnish regulator prepares for SMR licensing

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has published a report discussing the safety assessment and licensing of small modular reactors (SMRs). The regulator says it is preparing for the licensing of such reactors "due to the national and international interest in them."

Regulation & Safety 30 January 2020


Fortum, Tractebel to assist in Estonian SMR deployment

Fortum, Tractebel to assist in Estonian SMR deployment

Estonia's Fermi Energia has signed Memoranda of Understanding with Finnish power company Fortum and Belgian engineering firm Tractebel to cooperate on studying the deployment of small modular reactors in the Baltic country.

Corporate 28 January 2020


System tests further delay Finnish EPR start-up

System tests further delay Finnish EPR start-up

The loading of fuel into the core of the Olkiluoto 3 has been delayed until June next year because of the slow progress of system tests and shortcomings in spare part deliveries, the Areva-Siemens consortium has informed Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. Grid connection of the EPR is now scheduled for November, with the start of regular electricity production expected in March 2021.

New Nuclear 19 December 2019


Olkiluoto EPR start-up delayed by final checks

Olkiluoto EPR start-up delayed by final checks

Commissioning of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR is now running six weeks behind schedule, the Areva-Siemens consortium has informed Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. The supplier is to provide TVO with a revised schedule for the start-up of the plant next month.

New Nuclear 08 November 2019


Korean, Finnish waste organisations agree cooperation

Korean, Finnish waste organisations agree cooperation

The Korea Radioactive Waste Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Finnish waste management company Posiva to exchange technology and know-how related to the disposal of high-level radioactive wastes.

Waste & Recycling 29 October 2019