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Regulator endorses continued operation of Loviisa plant

Regulator endorses continued operation of Loviisa plant

Fortum is capable of continuing to safely operate the Loviisa nuclear power plant until 2050, Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has told the country's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The government is expected to issue a decision on extending the two-unit plant's operating licence in the coming months.

Regulation & Safety 26 January 2023


Back-up generators from German plant headed for Finland

Back-up generators from German plant headed for Finland

Three of the six emergency diesel generators from the shuttered Krümmel nuclear power plant in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein are being transported for use at the Loviisa plant in Finland.

Waste & Recycling 30 December 2022


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Terrafame to begin producing uranium in 2024

Terrafame to begin producing uranium in 2024

Finnish mining company Terrafame plans to start recovering natural uranium as a byproduct of zinc and nickel production at its Sotkamo mine in the north-east of the country by the summer of 2024.

Uranium & Fuel 21 December 2022


Agreements for microreactor deployment in Finland and further afield

Agreements for microreactor deployment in Finland and further afield

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Finland's Lappeenranta University of Technology to explore the deployment of a Micro-Modular Reactor in Lappeenranta. Meanwhile, USNC has signed an MoU with Canadian privately held investment firm Portland Holdings Investco Limited to promote the MMR in the Middle East, North Africa and the Caribbean regions.

New Nuclear 16 December 2022


Hanhikivi contract repeal unlawful, rules Dispute Review Board

Hanhikivi contract repeal unlawful, rules Dispute Review Board

Fennovoima's decision to terminate the engineering, procurement and construction contract with Rosatom for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant at Pyhäjoki in northern Finland was unlawful, the Dispute Review Board has determined.

Corporate 15 December 2022


Fortum and Kärnfull to explore SMR deployment in Sweden

Fortum and Kärnfull to explore SMR deployment in Sweden

Finnish utility Fortum and Swedish small modular reactor project development company Kärnfull Next AB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly explore opportunities in new nuclear for developing SMRs in Sweden.

New Nuclear 15 December 2022


IAEA sees Finnish commitment to safe radwaste management

IAEA sees Finnish commitment to safe radwaste management

Finland is committed to the safe, secure and sustainable management of radioactive waste as it nears completion of the world's first geological disposal facility for used fuel, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded.

Waste & Recycling 13 December 2022


Earliest Olkiluoto 3 restart date pushed back

Earliest Olkiluoto 3 restart date pushed back

The earliest date for resuming the production of electricity at Olkiluoto 3 has been moved back two weeks to 25 December, which would see regular electricity production due to start in February 2023, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has said.

New Nuclear 09 December 2022


Fortum and Helen to explore cooperation on SMRs

Fortum and Helen to explore cooperation on SMRs

Finnish firms Fortum and Helen have announced a joint study to explore possible collaboration in new nuclear power, especially small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 25 November 2022


December seen as earliest date for OL3 restart

December seen as earliest date for OL3 restart

Olkiluoto 3 will not resume producing electricity before December "at the earliest", TVO has said. Commissioning of the EPR in Finland was interrupted in October following the discovery of cracks in feedwater pumps.

New Nuclear 22 November 2022