Five new buildings will be erected to the accommodation area at Fortum's Loviisa NPP this summer. They comprise one hundred energy-efficient single rooms for the contractors' personnel. The ground-heated buildings will fulfill the new strict energy efficiency requirements enforced since 1 Jan 2013.
The buildings are constructed in two phases. In the first phase in July, a total of 1,500 floor square meters of accommodation will arrive. These rooms will be available for contractors during the annual outage starting in August. The second phase, consisting of 900 floor square meters, will be delivered in the fall after the annual outage. The deliveries consist of ready-to-use modules.
With the new accommodation facilities Loviisa prepares for the years 2014-2017, when the plant undergoes several extensive modernization projects at the same time. For example, the turbines for both units will be overhauled. This means that personnel from several external contractors will work at the plant.
The newbuild is a part of the overhaul project of the whole accommodation area, which began last year with the construction of 45 new rooms. More new single rooms are being planned, as well as renovation of a part of the old structures to fulfill today's requirements for both comfort and energy efficiency. The buildings will be delivered to Fortum by Teijo-Talot Oy, a Perniö-based company.
Fortum, Power division
Teuvo Hämäläinen, Head of strategic purchases, Loviisa Power plant
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Fortum's Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant
In 2012, Fortum's Loviisa nuclear power plant produced 7.61 terawatt hours of electricity, corresponding to about 10 percent of the total annual power production in Finland. Loviisa power plant has one of the best safety and availability records among the world's nuclear power plants. The load factor describing annual production is high in international comparison, e.g. 87.6 percent last year.
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