Nuclear: new delay for Finnish EPR. Finnish electricity utility TVO announced Friday that the EPR reactor project, built by the Areva-Siemens consortium and already ten years behind schedule, had taken at least another six weeks of delay on the latest business plan planned for this summer. In July, Areva said it was counting on a fuel load in January 2020, and not in June 2019 as hoped until then. A first connection to the network, previously planned in October 2019, was expected in April 2020, and the start of production in July 2020 instead of January, six months later. “According to the information provided by the provider, the project is now six weeks behind”, according to a statement from the Finnish operator that does not provide an updated schedule.
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Commissioning of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR is now running six weeks behind schedule, the Areva-Siemens consortium has informed Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. The supplier is to provide TVO with a revised schedule for the start-up of the plant next month.
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