HELSINKI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Electricity production at
Finland's much delayed Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor has been
pushed back by a day to Feb. 1, operator Teollisuuden Voima
(TVO) said in a statement late on Wednesday.
TVO has been pushing back the electricity production start
date, once slated for Jan. 22, since an automatic trip shut down
test production on Jan. 14.
Currently the reactor is estimated to operate at 25% of its
total capacity when it is connected to the grid at the beginning
of February, and reach total capacity of 1.6 gigawatts in June.
TVO's Olkiluoto 3, a joint venture of Finnish utility Fortum
and a consortium of smaller energy and forestry
companies, will be Finland's first new nuclear facility in four
It was meant to be finished in 2009 but the project has been
beset by technological setbacks that drove TVO and its partners,
France's Areva and Germany's Siemens, into a lengthy
legal battle https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tvo-areva-olkiluoto-settlement-idUSKCN1GN0R5
(Reporting by Essi Lehto; Editing by Jan Harvey)