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Swedish, Finnish Atomic Reactors Operating at 62% Today

Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Fourteen Nordic nuclear reactors run by Vattenfall AB, EON AG, Fortum Oyj and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj are producing at a combined capacity of 62 percent, unchanged from yesterday, according to data from company websites and calculations by Bloomberg.

Forsmark-1, Oskarshamn-1, Oskarshamn-3 and Ringhals-4 in Sweden and Loviisa-1 in Finland are out of service for maintenance or repairs. The remaining nine are online.

EON AG, Germany’s biggest utility, plans to start its 1,400-megawatt Oskarshamn-3 nuclear reactor in Sweden tonight, it said yesterday in a filing to the Nord Pool Spot AS exchange in Oslo. Power output will increase to full capacity during the first 55 hours, after which time an interrupted test period will continue, it said.

The table below lists all units and their utilization rates based on latest available data. It shows current output and installed capacity in megawatts and utilization in percent.


UNIT         CURRENT OUTPUT  UTILIZATION   INSTALLED CAPACITY
----         --------------  -----------   ------------------
Forsmark-1          0               0                984
Forsmark-2        959              96                996
Forsmark-3      1,116              95              1,170
Oskarshamn-1        0               0                473
Oskarshamn-2      586              92                638
Oskarshamn-3        0               0              1,400
Ringhals-1        864             100                865
Ringhals-2        765              88                865
Ringhals-3      1,014              97              1,047
Ringhals-4          0               0                940
Olkiluoto-1       856              97                880
Olkiluoto-2       862              98                880
Loviisa-1 *         0               0                496
Loviisa-2 *       485              98                496
                -----             ---             ------
TOTAL           7,507              62             12,130

*Data for Loviisa reactors were not available on Fortum’s website. Figures are an estimate based on real-time production from transmission system operator Fingrid Oyj.

To contact the reporter on this story: Torsten Fagerholm in Helsinki at tfagerholm@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Lars Paulsson at lpaulsson@bloomberg.net

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