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Posiva starts construction of encapsulation plant in Olkiluoto

Posiva has decided to implement the production facility which is designed for spent fuel handling and consists of the encapsulation plant and the final disposal facility. In addition to construction of the encapsulation plant the rooms that have already been excavated in ONKALO® shall be equipped with the systems needed for starting the final disposal.

According  to Posiva’s  President  Janne  Mokka, the  Finnish nuclear  power  industry can  take  pride  in  this  decision  which  also  means  that safe  final disposal will start  first in the  world in Olkiluoto.

-  In  Finland,  full lifecycle  management is  a  precondition for  the  production of  climatefriendly  nuclear  electricity.  Posiva  will execute  the  final  disposal  of  the  spent  fuel  of its  owners’  Olkiluoto and  Loviisa  nuclear  power  plants  responsibly, Mr. Mokka  says.

The  cost estimate  of  this  large-scale construction  project implemented  in  the municipality  of  Eurajoki  in the  province  of  Satakunta  totals  ca. 500 million EUR  and it  has  an employment  impact  of  ca. 2500 person  years.

-  The  very  significant  project  we  are  about  to launch covers  the  encapsulation plant  as a whole,  the systems  which  are needed  to  begin  final  disposal,  the operating  licence process, and preparations  for  the  supply  chains  required for  the  production stage  of  the facility.

The  multi-disciplinary  project  must  be  founded on  world-class  expertise.

-  Carrying  out  this  project  successfully  requires  the  expertise  developed during  the  last four  decades  as  well  professionals  in project  management  and  various  partners.  We expect  to award contracts  for  the  most  significant  works  in the  near  future,  Mr. Mokka explains.

For  more  information, please  contact:  
Janne  Mokka, President, tel. +358 2 8381 3800

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