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OL3 construction licence

On 18 December 2003, Teollisuuden Voima Oy signed a contract with a consortium made up of Framatome ANP and Siemens for the construction of a pressurised water reactor facility of approximately 1,600 MW. The plan was for TVO to build the facility at Olkiluoto in Eurajoki. Before beginning the construction of the Olkiluoto 3 power station, Teollisuuden Voima Oy required a construction licence.

The licence application had to fulfil the requirements detailed in the Nuclear Energy Act. TVO submitted its construction licence application to the Ministry of Trade and Industry on 8 January 2004.

TVO delivered the first documents required for obtaining the construction licence according to Section 35 of the Nuclear Energy Decree to STUK on 8 January 2004. STUK began inspecting the documents as soon as they arrived, and they were supplemented during the spring and summer. The goal of the inspection was to ensure that the facility in question could be built in a way that would fulfil the Finnish safety requirements.

As a result of the investigation, STUK issued a statement with an attached safety assessment on 21 January 2005, which it submitted to the Ministry of Trade and Industry. In its statement, STUK indicated that there were no safety-related obstacles to granting the construction licence to Teollisuuden Voima Oy (TVO) for the nuclear power plant planned for Olkiluoto in Eurajoki.

OL3 construction licence at STUK website

STUK’s statement to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the safety assessment, the additional clarification of the Nuclear Energy Act Section 35 documents, as well as the statement from the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Safety, can be found on the Finnish page.

The Finnish Council of State granted a construction licence for the facility on 17 February 2005.