Helsinki The new Finnish nuclear reactor Olkiluoto 3 is still struggling with delays and cannot start regular electricity production until the end of January 2023 at the earliest. This was announced by the operator TVO on Monday evening. The reason is damage to the feedwater pumps, which was discovered in October and whose investigation is still ongoing.
Olkiluoto 3 – the third reactor at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant on the west coast of Finland – was originally scheduled to start up in 2009. However, there were repeated delays and construction costs rose. In December 2021, the reactor started more than a decade late. This December, Olkiluoto 3 should actually have started regular electricity production.
Among other things, Finland relies on nuclear power to replace energy imports from Russia. In addition to Olkiluoto, there is another power plant with two reactors, Loviisa.
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