Finns build nuclear station

September 2005
Professional Engineering;9/21/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 17, p17
Trade Publication
The article reports that a ceremonial foundation stone was laid in Finland recently to mark the beginning of construction of Europe's first nuclear power station in 14 years. The station will be built on Olkiluoto, an island off the western Finnish coast that is already home to two of the country's four nuclear reactors. The ceremony saw former Finnish prime minister Paavo Lipponen dropping soil into an open area of the plant's concrete base slab in front of an audience of dignitaries. The 1,600MW plant will be the first use of the European pressurised water reactor design which French state-owned power company EDF also plans to use at a station to be built in Flamanville on the Normandy coast from 2007.


Related Articles

  • China expanding its nuke power.  // R&D Magazine;Jan2006, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p29 

    This article reports on a plan by China to expand its number of nuclear power plants in operation by 2020, as of January 2006. China is also working to become self-sufficient in the design and construction of nuclear reactors, as well as other aspects of the fuel cycle. For their parts, the U.S....

  • Table of Figures.  // Global Nuclear Energy Report;2011, p8 

    The article lists figures on nuclear energy which include the average load factor of global nuclear power plants, Pressurised Reprocessing Plant (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactor (BWR).

  • The future of nuclear energy. Weinberg, Alvin M. // Physics Today;Mar81, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p48 

    Deals with the development of nuclear energy. Cost and management of nuclear plants; Discussion on the development of reactor systems that are less sensitive to meltdowns; Consequences of accidents.

  • The V-466: an advanced version of the VVER-1000 for Belene. Kryukov, Alexander M.; Zakharov, Alexander S.; Yanko, Leonid T. // Modern Power Systems;Feb2007, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p10 

    The article presents the V-466, an advanced version of the VVER-1000 water power reactor, developed by Russia PWR design organization Gidropress. The V-466, as selected for Belene, represents the next stage in the evolution of the VVER-1000, and is an advanced version of the V-428, in which...

  • TVA Staff Recommends Completing Bellefonte Reactor.  // Energy Daily;5/25/2010, Issue 98, p4 

    The article reports on the recommendation from the staff of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for the federal power agency to complete a partially built reactor at its Bellefonte plant in Hollywood, Alabama as alternative to building a new one. The recommendation came pending a decision by the...

  • Monitoring the distribution of energy release in BN-600 by γ scanning fuel assemblies. Yu. Khomyakov; A. Kochetkov; V. Izotov; V. Prishchepa; V. Zheltyshev; V. Mal’tsev; S. Mitrofanov; V. Roslyakov // Atomic Energy;Dec2008, Vol. 105 Issue 6, p436 

    A complex of computational and experimental measures for monitoring the distribution of energy release in the core has been perfected over the 25-year history of BN-600 operation in the Beloyarskaya nuclear power plant. Continual monitoring is conducted together with calculations based on...

  • Our Nuclear World.  // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);4/4/2011 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 157 Issue 13/14, p19 

    The article presents statistics on nuclear reactors, including percentage of global energy that they provide, number of planned nuclear-power stations and percentage of energy produced.

  • Development of a regulatory technical base for integrity control of the elements of nuclear power facilities. Yevropin, S.; Rodchenkov, B.; Tashkinov, A.; Filatov, V. // Atomic Energy;Nov2012, Vol. 113 Issue 1, p17 

    A brief historical account of the development of the domestic-regulatory base securing the integrity of the elements of nuclear power facilities and the contribution made by the Dollezhal Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering to the development of this base are presented. The...

  • A Coupled Calculation Suite for Atucha II Operational Transients Analysis. Mazzantini, Oscar; Schivo, Miguel; Di Césare, Julián; Garbero, Ricardo; Rivero, Matías; Theler, Germán // Science & Technology of Nuclear Installations;2011, Vol. 2011, p1 

    While more than a decade ago reactor and thermal hydraulic calculations were tedious and often needed a lot of approximations and simplifications that forced the designers to take a very conservative approach, computational resources available nowadays allow engineers to cope with increasingly...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics