[Machine Translation] Finland: new uncertainties on the commissioning schedule for the Areva EPR. Finnish electricity utility TVO announced on Wednesday (October 3rd) that tests on the EPR reactor Olkiluoto-3, built by the French company Areva and the German Siemens, were not going according to plan. The commissioning of the plant, which is already ten years late, could still be postponed. In June, the consortium announced that it was planning to enter the EPR commercial service in September 2019, instead of May 2019, due to tests taking longer than expected. The consortium “will review the timetable and provide Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) with a revised timetable for the final phases of the project in December,” the Finnish electrician continues. TVO “is not in a position to say whether this revised schedule will affect the start of regular electricity production in September 2019” and the first network connection scheduled for May, he adds.
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