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The Olkiluoto 3 Reactor

The Olkiluoto 3 Reactor:

Europe’s most powerful nuclear reactor, The Olkiluoto 3 reactor has completed its test phase in Finland.

  • The Olkiluoto 3 reactor is an EPR (European Pressurized Water Reactor).
  • It is the first new-generation EPR, or European Pressurized Reactor, plant to have gone online in Europe.
  • It is located in Finland and built by the French-led Areva-Siemens consortium.
  • It is the most powerful nuclear reactor in Europe with capacity of generating 1,600 megawatts.
  • Its Construction began in 2005.
  • It covers approximately 14% of Finland’s electricity demand.