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Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is a nuclear power plant located close to the Finnish city of Loviisa. It houses two Soviet-designed VVER-440/213 PWR reactors, each with a capacity of 488 MW.
The reactors at Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant went into commercial operation in 1977 and 1980 respectively. In order to comply with Finnish nuclear regulation, Westinghouse and Siemens supplied equipment and engineering expertise. This unorthodox mix of US and Soviet enterprise led to the project developers being given the nickname "Eastinghouse". The plant is operated by Fortum Oyj.A third reactor was proposed for the Loviisa site by Fortum Power and Heat Oy. The single reactor unit could produce up to 1000 MWt of district heating supply and from 800 - 1,600 MW of electrical generation. On 21 April 2010, the Finnish government declined the application by Fortum to build a new reactor at Loviisa.
|Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant|
|Construction began||May 1, 1971|
|Commission date||May 9, 1977|
|Owner(s)||Fortum Power and Heat OY|
|Reactors operational||2 x 488 MW PWR|
|Power generation information|
|Installed capacity||1,020 MW|
|Annual generation||8,150 GWh|