The Loviisa 13 Loviisa Power Plant emergency preparedness exercise will be arranged on Thursday, March 14th 2013. According to the national legislation the exercise has to be organized every three years. The exercise is led by Western Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services.
The purpose of the exercise is to test Loviisa Power Plant’s emergency plans and practice cooperation between relevant authorities, organizations and the power plant in case of a radiation hazard. An international aspect is also linked to the exercise, focusing on communicating the situation and cooperation between the Nordic and Baltic radiation and nuclear safety authorities, foreign ministries and embassies.
The exercise will increase traffic in the vicinity of the Loviisa Power Plant. Several organisations are training at the power plant including the plant's own fire brigade, Eastern-Uusimaa and Kymenlaakso Rescue Service Departments, Medical care area of the Porvoo emergency care unit, the Finnish Border Guard and the Defence Forces. A helicopter will also patrol in/enter the airspace.
Fortum, Power Division
Peter Tuominen +358 50 452 4760
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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