Loviisa nuclear power plant
Loviisa power plant has two VVER pressurised water reactors, Loviisa 1 and Loviisa 2, both with capacity of 507 MW net. Loviisa 1 was commissioned in 1977 and Loviisa 2 in 1980. The operating licence for Loviisa 1 is valid until 2027 and Loviisa 2 until 2030. In 2019, Loviisa power plant generated 8.2 TWh power, which contributes about 10 per cent of the electricity production in Finland. The power plant permanently employs approximately 500 employees and 100 external employees. Additionally, annual outages, modernisation works employ some 700 - 1300 external employees annually.
Nuclear power has a central role in Fortum's CO2-free electricity production. Nuclear is needed to enable transition to solar economy.
In 2019, the annual production totalled 8.2 TWh which is more than 10% of Finland's electricity production.
When reviewing the entire production lifecycle, the climate impact of operating nuclear power is similar to that of wind, solar or hydropower.
A multiple isolation principle is applied in the planning, building, operation and decommissioning of a nuclear power plant.
We publish several nuclear related publications. Here you can find all of them.
The Loviisa power plant was the first nuclear power plant in Finland. Get to know Loviisa's history.
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Loviisa NPP in 2019
Loviisa NPP production in 2019
Share of Finland's electricity production
The power plant continuously employs