Vattenfall Plans 100MW Power Increase At Forsmark NPP

Vattenfall (ENS Corporate Member) is planning to increase the power of Unit 1 at Forsmark nuclear power plant by just over 100MW, half of which can be done during the next maintenance period in autumn.

Forsmark-1 has been modernised to ensure long-term operation and the infrastructure has been upgraded. It provides the opportunity to license the facility for a higher power.

Vattenfall wants to offer customers in southern Sweden more electricity by increasing the power of Forsmark-1. We have the opportunity to increase electricity production for this reactor without major technical measures corresponding to the annual consumption in about 200,000 apartments or 50,000 villas.

said Torbjörn Wahlborg, Nordic production manager at Vattenfall.

The Swedish company has submitted applications to the responsible authorities and it is waiting for the approval.

The Forsmark nuclear power plant in Uppland (Sweden) has three reactors with 990MW (Unit 1), 1121 MW (Unit 2), and 1172 MW (Unit 3). The Forsmark-2 reactor’s power was already increased by just over 100MW in 2013.

All in all, Sweden’s nuclear fleet provides 30% of total electricity production in the country.

Read the Nuclear Engineering International full story.