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  • Dec 22, 2021

"OSLO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Finland's much-delayed Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor has started up its critical functions, marking the first commission of a new nuclear plant in the country in over 40 years, operator Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) said on Tuesday.

The much-delayed reactor is not yet connected to the Finnish power grid however, with electricity production set to start at 25% or roughly 0.3-0.4 GW capacity from Jan. 22, TVO said in an updated statement late on Tuesday.

Plagued by technological problems that became the subject of a lawsuit, the 1.6 GW plant had originally been due to link up to the grid in 2009.

The reactor started up at 0222 GMT on Tuesday according to TVO, which is owned by Finnish utility Fortum (FORTUM.HE) and a consortium of smaller energy and forestry companies."


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