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Swedish, Finnish Atomic Reactors Operating at 73% Today

Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Fourteen Nordic nuclear reactors run by Vattenfall AB, EON AG, Fortum Oyj and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj are producing at a combined capacity of 73 percent, up 3 percentage points from Aug. 24, according to data from company websites and calculations by Bloomberg.

Forsmark-1, Oskarshamn-1 and Ringhals-4 in Sweden and Loviisa-1 in Finland are out of service for maintenance or repairs. The remaining 10 are online.

EON AG will do tests at its 1,400-megawatt Oskarshamn-3 reactor starting tomorrow, with production falling as low as 200 megawatts, the company said in a filing via the Nord Pool Spot AS exchange on Aug. 24. A test on the turbine on Aug. 30 will cut output completely, with full production expected the next day, EON said.

The company also plans tests on Sept. 3, Sept. 6 and Sept. 21, 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        963              97                996
Forsmark-3      1,108              95              1,170
Oskarshamn-1        0               0                473
Oskarshamn-2      591              93                638
Oskarshamn-3    1,408             100              1,400
Ringhals-1        864             100                865
Ringhals-2        769              89                865
Ringhals-3      1,006              96              1,047
Ringhals-4          0               0                940
Olkiluoto-1       860              97                880
Olkiluoto-2       862              98                880
Loviisa-1 *         0               0                496
Loviisa-2 *       475              96                496
                -----             ---             ------
TOTAL           8,906              73             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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