A successful and safe production year 2016 at Fortum’s Loviisa nuclear power plant - electricity generation capacity increased by 12 MW
FORTUM CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 3 January 2017
Fortum’s Loviisa nuclear power plant had a successful production year in 2016.
A total of 8.33 terawatt hours of power was generated, corresponding to about
13% of the total energy generation in Finland. On an international scale, the
91.1% load factor of the Loviisa nuclear power plant was among the best in the
world for pressurised water reactor power plants. Loviisa unit 1’s load factor
was 88.6% and Loviisa unit 2’s 93.5%. Loviisa 2’s production output was the
second highest in the history of the plant.
This year unit 1 underwent the extensive inspection outage performed every 4
years and unit 2 the short annual outage. Unit 1 was out of production for 38
days and Unit 2 for 21 days.
“In addition to the normal scheduled maintenance and fuel replacement,two
turbine high-pressure housings were renewed, main transformers and generator
breakers replaced as well as work related to the steam generators at both units
performed. The power plant efficiency increased and the electricity generation
capacity increased by 12 megawatts thanks to the turbine refurbishment,” says
Loviisa Power Plant Deputy Director Thomas Buddas.
In 2016, Fortum's investments in the Loviisa power plant were approximately EUR
100 million (2015: approximately EUR 80 million). The investments will continue
to be significant also in the coming years.
The Loviisa power plant has a good safety level, and the plant’s safety and
availability are developed in line with the continuous improvement principle.
In 2016, particular attention was paid to the identification and management of
risks caused by human factors.
The Loviisa nuclear power plant is a major employer in the region, providing
work for approximately 500 Fortum employees and some 100 permanent employees of
other companies working in the plant area every day. Additionally, a total of
950 external employees, 80% of them Finns, participated in the annual outages
and projects in 2016.
Thomas Buddas, Deputy Director, Loviisa Power Plant, Fortum, tel. +358 50
Loviisa power plant
In 2016, the load factor at Fortum’s fully-owned Loviisa nuclear power plant
was 91.1%. On an international scale, the load factor was among the best in the
world for pressurised water reactor power plants. The plant produced a total of
8.33 terawatt hours, which is approximately 13% of Finland’s total electricity
production. The Loviisa power plant employs approximately 500 Fortum employees
and 100 permanent contractors. In 2016, Fortum invested EUR 100 million into
the Loviisa nuclear power plant.
Fortum is a leading clean energy company which provides its customers with
electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource
efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for
a cleaner world. We employ some 8,000 professionals in the Nordic and the
Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India, and already 64% of our electricity
generation is CO2 free. In 2015, our sales were EUR 3.5 billion. (NASDAQ
HELSINKI: FUM1V). www.fortum.com