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Olkiluoto 3: Nuclear operation confirmed for end of 2012

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November 29, 2010

November 29, 2010

The OL3 EPR™ reactor in Finland was rumored in the press to be experiencing further delays. AREVA denies this.

The group confirms the schedule announced in June of this year. Construction will officially end in late 2012 when the first fuel is loaded, after which a series of power escalation tests will be carried out by the operator in preparation for    connection to the grid in 2013.

Work is progressing on schedule. The main civil engineering work has been completed and the pipes are in the process of being installed. The reactor vessel, installed in June 2010, was recently joined by the pressurizer. Installation of the four steam generators has also begun.

Contacts

Jarret Adams
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4637
Email: jarret.adams@areva.com



Véronique Larlham
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4503
Email: veronique.larlham@areva.com