Modernisations and capacity upgrades
The efficiency and power capacity of both units at the Loviisa nuclear power plant have been increased during the past by the modernisation of the plant, and the work will continue during the next few years. Power upgrades are being carried out also in our co-owned plants in Sweden.
A decision has been made to modernise the Loviisa power plant's high-pressure turbines in 2014–2017. Additionally, the plant's eight moisture separators and reheaters will be modernised in 2015-2017. The modernisations will increase the plant's nominal output by a total of 29 MW. These are examples of projects we are undertaking to ensure the reliable electricity production of the plant units to the end of their operational lifetime.
Projects related to capacity upgrades continued at the Oskarshamn and Forsmark nuclear power plants. The test-run period of the Forsmark 2 capacity upgrade that had been postponed to spring 2013 was completed as planned in May. During the year the plant's nominal output increased from 996 MW to 1,120 MW. Oskarshamn 2 unit was shut down at the beginning of June to implement preparations for modifications to improve safety and for capacity upgrades.