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Early restart agreed for Ringhals 1 after maintenance outage

Early restart agreed for Ringhals 1 after maintenance outage

Ringhals AB - operator of Sweden's Ringhals nuclear power plant - has entered into an agreement with national electricity transmission system operator Svenska Kraftnät regarding the availability of unit 1 at the plant. The agreement aims to secure the voltage stability and short-circuit power in the transmission network to handle the operating situation in southern Sweden during the summer.

Corporate 29 June 2020


Revised emergency zones to be implemented at Swedish plants

Revised emergency zones to be implemented at Swedish plants

The Swedish government has approved a Radiation Safety Authority proposal to implement new emergency preparedness zones around nuclear power plants by July 2022. Internal and external emergency zones as well as a planning zone will be set at a radius of 5, 25 and 100 km, respectively.

Regulation & Safety 18 June 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 Barsebäck 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


Outage management adapts to COVID-19

Outage management adapts to COVID-19

Electricity generation is vital in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but scheduled refuelling and maintenance outages at nuclear power plants around the world must still go ahead. Operators are introducing risk-minimising procedures so outages that have been planned years in advance can proceed, while some are being prompted to rethink or extend scheduled outages.

Covid-19 03 April 2020


Vattenfall involved in Estonian study on SMRs

Vattenfall involved in Estonian study on SMRs

Swedish utility Vattenfall is participating in a study on the deployment of small modular reactors in Estonia. In January, Estonia's Fermi Energia signed Memoranda of Understanding with Finnish power company Fortum and Belgian engineering firm Tractebel to cooperate on the study.

New Nuclear 19 March 2020


Sweco wins contract for Forsmark disposal facility design

Sweco wins contract for Forsmark disposal facility design

Swedish engineering consultancy company Sweco will prepare the detailed design of the planned used nuclear fuel repository at Forsmark under a contract from waste and fuel management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB. In addition, Sweco will supply the detailed design for the extension of the existing final repository for low and intermediate-level radioactive waste, also at Forsmark.

Waste & Recycling 07 February 2020


Swedish parliament rejects Ringhals restart - by one vote

Swedish parliament rejects Ringhals restart - by one vote

The Swedish Parliament - the Riksdag - yesterday narrowly rejected a proposal from the nationalist Sweden Democrats party to reverse the planned closure of the two oldest reactors at the Ringhals nuclear power plant. Unit 2 of the plant was shut down at the end of last year, with unit 1 set to close later this year.

Nuclear Policies 23 January 2020


Viewpoint: The atom made Sweden a climate hero

Viewpoint: The atom made Sweden a climate hero

Sweden has been a great nation for many decades thanks, not to military might nor financial muscle, but to its energy policy. A leader in sustainable development, the country undeniably proved that it is possible to cut emissions dramatically and increase living standards. And it proved this long before climate change became the political issue it is today, write Agneta Rising and John Lindberg, respectively, director general and writer & analyst at World Nuclear Association.

Perspectives 13 January 2020


Ringhals 2 enters retirement

Ringhals 2 enters retirement

Unit 2 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden was yesterday permanently shut down, ending 44 years of operation and 215 TWh of generation. Ringhals 1 is scheduled to shut down next year.

Corporate 31 December 2019


Year-end brings trio of reactor retirements

Year-end brings trio of reactor retirements

The Mühleberg nuclear power plant in Switzerland today ended generation after 47 years in operation. Meanwhile, Ringhals unit 2 in Sweden and Philippsburg unit 2 in Germany are preparing to shut down by the end of 2019.

Corporate 20 December 2019