Europe’s biggest nuclear reactor reaches full power


Finland's Olkiluoto 3 reactor, built by the French-led Areva-Siemens consortium, went online in March, 12 years behind schedule, after suffering a long string of setbacks. – AFP pic, September 30, 2022.

FINLAND’s long-delayed Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor has reached full power to become the most powerful electricity production facility in Europe, operator TVO said today, a boost amid a continent-wide energy crunch.

With power level of 1,600 megawatts, the plant located on the Nordic country’s southwestern coast is also now the third most powerful electricity production facility globally, the company said.


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