Forsmark 1 is a 1,078MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Forsmark Nuclear Power Station. It is located in Uppsala, 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 Jun, 1973. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Jun, 1980. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Dec, 1980. Buy the profile here.

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Forsmark 1 is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by Stal-Laval Turbin and Westinghouse Electric Sweden, are the main contractors for the project.

The 1,078MW reactor is operated by Forsmarks Kraftgrupp. Vattenfall, Mellansvensk Kraftgrupp and Sydkraft Nuclear Power are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 66%, 25.5% and 8.5% respectively.

The BWR reactor generates 7,935.93GWh/annum of electricity. It features 676 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development status

The reactor construction commenced in Jun, 1973 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Dec, 1980.

Contractors involved

GE Power was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 2 steam turbines for the project. Swedish State Electricity Board was selected as an architect engineer for the reactor. 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 B). The civil works were carried out by Swedish State Electricity Board.

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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 July 2024

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