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Swedish utility Vattenfall said on 18 March that it was joining the Estonian pilot study on small modular reactors (SMRs).

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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Swedish utility Vattenfall is participating in a study on the deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) in Estonia. In January, Estonia's Fermi Energia signed Memoranda of Understanding with Finnish power company Fortum and Belgian engineering firm Tractebel to cooperate on the study.

Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
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The VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland announced that it has started the development of a small modular reactor (SMR) for district heating in Finland.

Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
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Finnish company Fortum has signed agreements with two investment companies to buy a further stake in Uniper for 2.3 billion ($2.5 billion).

Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
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Finnish utility Fortum on 28 August announced that it had developed the world's first fully dynamic and interactive virtual reality (VR) control room for training operators at its Loviisa nuclear power plant.

Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019
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Posiva has been developing a solution for final disposal since the 1970s at the Onkalo characterisation facility. Photo courtesy Posiva. Finnish nuclear waste management company Posiva and construction company YIT have signed a €17m contract for the second phase of excavation works at the final disposal facility at Olkiluoto in in the southwest of Finland.

Posiva said the contract covers the excavation work for two central tunnels and five deposition tunnels connected to them.

The work will start towards the end of 2019 and is expected to take about two-and-a-half years.

Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
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Finnish waste management company Posiva today announced the start of construction of the used fuel encapsulation plant at the Olkiluoto site in western Finland. Installation of the necessary systems within the underground disposal chambers is also set to begin soon.

Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2019
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Finnish power companies are looking for ways to streamline licensing and qualification processes through a new project started last year called KELPO. The first part of the project has been completed and it is moving ahead to the pilot phase, writes Tuomo Huttunen, senior advisor on nuclear power at Finnish Energy, which represents about 260 companies that produce, acquire, transmit and sell electricity, gas, district heat and district cooling and offer related services.

Date: Monday, 08 April 2019
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Construction of Finland’s Hanhikivi 1 NPP to be built with Russian assistance in Pyhäjoki is to be delayed by four years, project owner Fennovoima announced on 21 December. The Hanhikivi 1 plant was first approved for construction by the Finnish parliament in 2010. However, the completion date has been pushed back and is now slated to begin in 2028.

Date: Wednesday, 02 January 2019
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The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for disposal of used nuclear fuel from Finland's Hanhikivi-1 NPP being built by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom at Pyhäjokil has been submitted to the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy (MEE) by operator Fennovoima Oy. This followed signing of a service agreement between Fennovoima Oy and Posiva Solutions Ltd, a marketing division of Posiva Oy, which will enable Fennovoima to benefit from Posiva Oy's expertise in used fuel management.

Date: Monday, 27 June 2016
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