The project task is to verify that Finnish and European requirements and “best practice” are met. The project involves personnel from several Scandpower entities (mainly Sweden, US and UK) and most of the work will be performed between April and August 2012.
Mock-up picture with the OL4 plant in the background, the existing twin units OL1 and OL2 to the right and the AREVA EPR under construction in the foreground (Photo: www.tvo.fi)
The background for this project is that the Finnish power company Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) has just issued an RFQ for the construction of the Olkiluoto 4 (OL4) nuclear power plant. Bids are expected from AREVA with an EPR, GE Hitachi with an ESBWR, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power with an APR1400, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with an APWR and Toshiba with an ABWR. TVO is expecting tenders at the beginning of 2013.