Hello, During the last two weeks the Finnish Government has announced it...

Hello, During the last two weeks the Finnish Government has announced it...

Hello, During the last two weeks the Finnish Government has announced it supports the building of two new Nuclear Electricity Generating Plants, each in a different location in Finland.
Can you tell me (a) which Reactor Building Company will be involved in each of these proposed power plants and (b) the type of nuclear reactor ?? (I mean the actual reactor maker, for example: Westinghouse & pressurised water reactor).

Answer

Hi,

There's no final decisions made yet of the type of the nuclear reactors. I browsed through the applications and endorsements by the Government where the following information can be found.

First, the application by Fennovoima Oy. There's three proposed options to the type of the reactor:

a) European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR), by Areva,
b) KERENA (a type of boiling water reactor), also by Areva,
c) Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR), by Toshiba-Westinghouse.

There's several options also in the other application by Teollisuuden Voima Oyj:

a) Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR), by Toshiba-Westinghouse,
b) Economical and Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR), by GE-Hitachi,
c) Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400, a pressurised water reactor), by Korean Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP),
d) Advanced Pressurised Water Reactor (EU-APWR), by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI),
e) European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR), by Areva.

Hopefully this is of some help. Here are the URLs to the Government documents of both endorsements (in Finnish, sorry):

http://www.eduskunta.fi/triphome/bin/akxhref2.sh?{KEY}=M+2/2010
http://www.eduskunta.fi/triphome/bin/akxhref2.sh?{KEY}=M+4/2010

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