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Oskarshamn 3 is a 1,450MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Oskarshamn Nuclear Power Station. It is located in Kalmar, Sweden. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in May, 1980. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Mar, 1985. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Aug, 1985. Buy the profile here.

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Oskarshamn 3 is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by Stal-Laval Turbin and Westinghouse Electric Sweden, are the main contractors for the project.

The 1,450MW reactor is operated by OKG Aktiebolag. Uniper and Fortum are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 54.5% and 45.5% respectively.

The BWR reactor generates 10,989.44GWh/annum of electricity. It features 700 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development status

The reactor construction commenced in May, 1980 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Aug, 1985.

Contractors involved

GE Power was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 1 steam turbine for the project. The reactor system was supplied by Westinghouse Electric Sweden. The reactor vessel has been supplied by Framatome. The material used for the construction of the vessel is Alloyed Steel (SA 533).

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About Stal-Laval Turbin

Stal-Laval Turbin AB is engaged in the manufacture and supply of turbines for the nuclear power plants. The company is headquartered in Finspong, Sweeden.

About Westinghouse Electric Sweden

Westinghouse Electric Sweden is engaged in providing nuclear fuel and nuclear automation services. The company is headquartered in Vasteras, Sweeden.

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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