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Annual outage at Loviisa Unit 1 is prolonged

31 August 2016, 11:28 EEST

​The annual outage of Loviisa Unit 1 is estimated to take approximately 2 days longer than originally planned. This is due to a fault in the refuelling machine that occurred during refuelling.

Other annual outage works are progressing as planned and the Unit 1 is expected to be connected in the national grid on 10 September, 2016. The annual outage of Unit 2 starts on 17 September, 2016, as planned.

Fortum Corporation
Group Communications

More information:
Timo Eurasto, Manager, Operations unit, tel. +358 10 455 4010
Thomas Buddas, Manager, Nuclear Safety, tel. +358 10 455 3710

Loviisa power plant
In 2015, the load factor at Fortum’s fully-owned Loviisa nuclear power plant was 92.9%. On an international scale, the load factor was among the best in the world for pressurised water reactor power plants. The plant produced a total of 8.47 terawatt hours, which is approximately 13% of Finland’s total electricity production. The Loviisa power plant employs approximately 500 Fortum employees and 100 permanent contractors. In 2015, Fortum invested EUR 80 million into the Loviisa nuclear power plant.

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