PRESS RELEASE 15 August 2013 at 12.00 EEST
The annual refueling and maintenance outage on Unit 1 of Fortum's Loviisa
nuclear power plant begins on Sunday 18 August. After Unit 1, Unit 2 will be
serviced and the whole procedure is estimated to be completed at the end of
September. Both units are scheduled for refueling outages, which means that no
major alterations or repairs will be carried out.
”Besides normal periodic maintenance tasks and refueling, one engine of the
Loviisa 1 emergency diesel generator will be replaced by a renovated one.
Moreover, the 6 kV main switch at the switch plant and the 400 kV switch at the
switch field will be replaced”, says Pertti Salonen, manager of Loviisa power
plant's maintenance unit.
At Loviisa 2, the most significant task besides the normal periodic maintenance
and refueling is the 400 kV switch replacements at the switch field. The
Finnish transmission system operator Fingrid Oyj is in charge of the 400 kV
switch replacements for both plant units.
For further information, please contact:
Pertti Salonen, manager, Maintenance Unit, tel. +358 10 455 3100
Timo Eurasto, manager, Operation Unit, tel. +358 10 455 4010
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.
Loviisa power plant
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