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Vattenfall's nuclear reactors in Sweden enter full production

Published 31 October 2017

Vattenfall's seven nuclear reactors in Sweden have been prepared for the winter season and have entered into full production.

The meteorological winter has already arrived in the North. Now the temperature drops over the country and in line with the increasing demand for electricity. After a comprehensive annual review is Vattenfall's nuclear power reactors at the Ringhals and Forsmark back in full production, ready for a new winter season.

During the past winter season, from November 2016 to March this year, had Vattenfall's seven reactors at the Ringhals and Forsmark an availability of 94.6 per cent in January to March stood at high 98.2 percent.

- Vattenfall has the same high level of ambition in terms of availability this winter. Our nuclear power reactors have undergone a successful maintenance in summer and are well equipped to supply Sweden with electricity when it is needed most, says Torbjörn Wahlborg, Head of Vattenfall production.

During the review, Vattenfall invested about two billion of its nuclear power plants and about 4 000 of its own employees and contractors conducted thousands of maintenance work.

- Vattenfall's nuclear power contributes to Sweden's unique energy with low carbon emissions and provide opportunities for our customers to live a more climate-smart lifestyle, says Torbjörn Wahlborg.



Source: Company Press Release