Commissioning of the EPR at Olkiluoto in Finland has been delayed again, this time by six months to July 2020, utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said yesterday. The new date was given in an updated schedule for the OL3 EPR plant unit from the plant supplier Areva-Siemens Consortium. Nuclear fuel will now be loaded into the reactor in January 2020, the first connection to the grid will take place in April 2020, and the start of regular electricity production will take place in July 2020, TVO said. Regular electricity production was previously planned to start in January 2020, it added.
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