Areva, Toshiba invited to bid for new Finnish nuclear plant

July 1, 2011
A general view of the Olkiluoto 3 European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) being built by France's Areva and Germany's Siemens in Finland in 2010. Finnish nuclear power company Fennovoima invited French nuclear giant Areva and Japan's Toshiba to bid for the construction of a new power plant.

Finnish nuclear power company Fennovoima on Friday invited French nuclear giant Areva and Japan's Toshiba to bid for the construction of a new power plant.

"The bids are requested for the delivery and construction of reactor and turbine islands," the company said, explaining it would decide the final model during negotiations based on the bids.

"Fennovoima chose Areva and Toshiba as plant supplier alternatives in 2008 and since then, technical development work has been done with both companies as well as with alternative turbine suppliers Alstom and Siemens," it added.

German energy giant EON holds a 34 percent stake in Fennovoima, which was established in 2007.

Finland has four nuclear reactors at two sites. A fifth reactor is based on Areva's European Pressurised (EPR).

It had initially been scheduled for completion in April 2009 but is now not expected to be ready until 2012, coming on line in the second half of 2013.

Explore further: China's fast reactor set for tests in 2010

Related Stories

Officials seek cause of reactor shutdown

November 3, 2006

Authorities are investigating the cause of the nuclear reactor shutdown at Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pa., although no radiation leaked in the incident.

Fukushima raises questions about new Finnish reactor

June 21, 2011

More than 5,000 hard-hat workers swarm over a sprawling nuclear facility in western Finland to build OL3 -- touted as the safest nuclear reactor in the world -- a claim which has come under scrutiny following Japan's nuclear ...

Recommended for you

Interactive tool lifts veil on the cost of nuclear energy

August 24, 2015

Despite the ever-changing landscape of energy economics, subject to the influence of new technologies and geopolitics, a new tool promises to root discussions about the cost of nuclear energy in hard evidence rather than ...

Smart home heating and cooling

August 28, 2015

Smart temperature-control devices—such as thermostats that learn and adjust to pre-programmed temperatures—are poised to increase comfort and save energy in homes.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.