Commissioning of Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear plant’s third unit, 10 years in the making, has been pushed back to March 2021 by its suppliers, the plant’s operator TVO said on Thursday. The consortium of suppliers for the project, which is already a decade behind schedule, include France’s Areva and Germany’s Siemens.
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The Olkiluoto-3 nuclear power plant under construction in Finland has been further delayed with Teollisuuden Voima Oyj saying regular electricity production is now scheduled for March 2021, eight months later than the last target of July 2020.
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Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has received an updated schedule for the commissioning of the OL3 EPR plant unit from the plant supplier Areva-Siemens Consortium. According to the received information OL3 will be connected to the grid in November 2020 and the regular electricity generation at the OL3 plant unit will start in March 2021. In November 2019, the plant supplier Areva-Siemens Consortium announced that it will update the schedule for completing the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project and that it will provide an updated schedule to TVO in December 2019. According to the plant supplier, nuclear fuel will be loaded into the reactor in June 2020, the first connection to the grid will take place in November 2020, and the start of regular electricity production of the OL3 EPR nuclear power plant unit will take place in March 2021. According to the commissioning program, the unit will produce 1-3 terawatt hours with varying power levels during the test program, which will begin from the connection to the grid and will end to the beginning of regular electricity production. Regular electricity production was previously planned to start in September 2020.
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