Press release

Annual outage 2017 to begin at Fortum’s Loviisa nuclear power plant

03 August 2017, 14:00 EEST


The annual refuelling and maintenance outage of Fortum’s nuclear power plant’s
Unit 1 in Loviisa, Finland, begins on Sunday, 6 August, followed by the
servicing of Unit 2. This year both units will undergo a so-called short
refuelling outage. The entire outage procedure is estimated to be completed in
38 days.

In addition to the normal periodic maintenance tasks and refuelling, the most
significant work on both units this year is the renewal of the high-pressure
safety injection pump motors. At Loviisa Unit 1, also a modernised
high-pressure turbine will be installed and at Unit 2, two turbine moisture
separators will be replaced. During the outage, one quarter of the fuel will be

"The modernisation works carried out in the annual outage ensure reliable
electricity production of the plant units to the end of their lifetime. With
the turbine modernisation, the unit's electricity output is estimated to
increase by about 6 MW and the automation renewal will improve the key safety
functions of the power plant. These investment projects are the biggest in
Loviisa power plant’s history and part of the continuous improvement and
lifetime management,” says Timo Eurasto, Manager of Loviisa power plant’s
Operations unit.

A total of 700 external contractors are involved in the Loviisa power plant’s
annual outage and ongoing modernisation projects. There are approximately 500
Fortum employees and some 100 permanent contractors working at the Loviisa
power plant.

Fortum Corporation
Group Communications

More information:
Timo Eurasto, Manager, Operations unit, tel. +358 10 455 4010
Thomas Buddas, Deputy Manager, Loviisa power plant, tel. +358 10 455 3710

Loviisa power plant
In 2016, the load factor at Fortum’s fully-owned Loviisa nuclear power plant
was 91.1%. 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
8.33 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 2016, Fortum invested EUR 100 million into
the Loviisa nuclear power plant.

Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with
electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource
efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for
a cleaner world. We employ some 8,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic
countries, Russia, Poland and India, and 62% of our electricity generation is
CO2 free. In 2016, our sales were EUR 3.6 billion. Fortum's share is listed on
Nasdaq Helsinki.