Nuclear’s Glimmer Ushers in Spate of Lifetime Extensions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2023 05:18:00 +0000

Despite its ongoing war with Russia, Ukraine in early November gave state nuclear operator Energoatom the green light to operate Unit 1 of the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant for 10 more years. The approval

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Olkiluoto Unit 3 Provides Carbon-Free Nuclear Power and Energy Security for Finland

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2023 10:10:35 +0000

As a first-of-a-kind project, Olkiluoto Unit 3 took more time to build than was originally expected, but the end result has proven worth the wait. Calling it the “largest single climate action” in

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Finnish Group Touts Nuclear Reactor for District Heating

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2023 14:08:05 +0000

A Finnish group announced construction of a reactor-based heating plant that would provide residential and district heating, saying the project would advance the district energy model and support decarbonization and […]

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Westinghouse, Fortum to Study Possibilities for AP1000, AP300 Nuclear Reactors in Finland and Sweden 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2023 11:56:38 +0000

Westinghouse Electric and Finnish utility Fortum will cooperate to explore developing and deploying AP1000 and AP300 reactor projects in Finland and Sweden.  The companies on June 7 signed memoranda of […]

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POWER Digest [June 2023]

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2023 04:29:34 +0000

KEPCO Wants to Extend Operations of Two Reactors. Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) in April asked Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for permission to extend the lifespan of Units 3

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Fortum Battery Recycling Opens Europe’s Largest Closed-Loop Hydromet­al­lur­gical Battery Recycling Facility In Finland

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Mon, 01 May 2023 20:05:55 +0000

Fortum Battery Recycling has begun commercial operations at its hydrometallurgical battery material recycling facility in Harjavalta, Finland. The recently built facility is the first hydrometallurgical recycling commercial-scale facility in Europe and the largest recycling plant in Europe in terms of recycling capacity. The new large-scale plant will significantly ease the rising demand for sustainable battery […]

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Olkiluoto 3 Finally Online in Finland; Germany Closes Last Three Nuclear Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2023 18:40:45 +0000

A long-delayed nuclear power plant in Finland has begun producing electricity, ready to provide energy to a region in need of the facility’s output in the wake of Russia’s invasion […]

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Permits Issued for Major Finnish Offshore Wind Projects

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 19:05:11 +0000

Ireland’s Simply Blue Energy and Swedish wind developer Eolus Vina AB have been granted a research permit for a major offshore floating wind project sited near Finland in the Bothnian Sea. The location is in the northernmost arm of the Baltic Sea. The Dec. 30 announcement came the same day that Eolus said it was […]

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Vattenfall Will Build 1.3-GW Offshore Wind Farm Near Finland

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2022 18:48:07 +0000

Vattenfall, the Sweden-based multinational power company, will build and operate Finland’s first gigascale offshore wind farm as part of a joint venture with Finnish state-owned seabed and forest management group Metsähallitus. The project announced Dec. 20 is the 1.3-GW Korsnäs plant in the Bay of Bothnia, which sits between Sweden and Finland in the Baltic […]

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Russia Whiffs On Baltic Green Hydrogen Opportunity (Shocker!)

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2022 18:30:14 +0000

green hydrogen baltic sea eu russiaSix EU states join up to harvest green hydrogen from the Baltic Sea and transport it to industrial clusters in the Baltic region and beyond.

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