Vattenfall, Ringhals work on NP upgrade

05 December 2017

Ringhals AB's Board of Directors and Vattenfall's Board of Directors have taken the decision to invest in independent core cooling in reactors 3 and 4 at the power plant. With this investment, totalling around SEK 900M, the Ringhals nuclear power plant is now being prepared for planned long-term operation beyond the year 2020.

The investment will enable Ringhals to supply electricity into the 2040s. The decision to provide independent core cooling at Forsmark nuclear power plant was made last year.

The safety upgrade is a requirement set by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority to enable operations to continue beyond 2020.

Ringhals Board of Directors has also decided to extend the operation for Ringhals reactor one and two by up to six months. The timing of closure of the reactors is therefore postponed from June to December at the latest, 2020 (reactor 1) and 2019 (reactor 2).

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