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Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant

Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant

The Olkiluoto island with two existing nuclear power plants. Third unit will be ready 2011. (Image manipulated)

Country: Finland
Coordinates: 61°14′13″N 21°26′27″E / 61.23694, 21.44083Coordinates: 61°14′13″N 21°26′27″E / 61.23694, 21.44083
Reactor Supplier: ASEA-Atom, AREVA
Reactor Type: BWR, PWR
Utility: Teollisuuden Voima Oy
Start of Project: 1973
Start of Commercial Operation: October 10, 1979
Active Reactors: 2  (1780 MW)
Reactors Under construction: 1  (1720 MW)
Total generation in 2006: 14,268 GWh
Average annual
generation (last 5 years):
14,167 GWh
Net generation 323,760 GWh
Status: Operating
As of: December 12, 2007

Olkiluoto is an island located in western Finland in the municipality of Eurajoki, and the site of one of Finland's two nuclear power plants, the other being the two-unit VVER Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant.

The Olkiluoto plant consists of two BWRs each of 860MWe.[1] Unit three, the first EPR (European Pressurized water Reactor) is under construction. The original commissioning date of the third reactor was set to 2009, but later it was moved to 2011. The plant is operated by Teollisuuden Voima, a subsidiary of Pohjolan Voima.

After the Finnish Nuclear Energy Act was amended in 1994 so that all nuclear waste produced in Finland must be disposed of in Finland, Olkiluoto has been determined to become the site of disposal of Finnish nuclear waste.

Notes and references

  1. ^ IAEA. Finland, Republic of: Nuclear Power Reactors.

See also

  • Nuclear power in Finland
  • The Economics of Nuclear Power
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