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Olkiluoto 3: Fuel Handling System Introduced in the Reactor Building

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OPERATIONS/REACTORS AND SERVICES

April 23, 2012

Fuel Handling system

After the introduction of the spent fuel mast bridge in the Fuel Building in December, the refueling machine has been introduced in the Reactor Building end of March.

During the operation phase, the refueling machine will allow the handling of the fuel assemblies between the Reactor Pressure Vessel and the Fuel Transfer Facility for loading and unloading operations.

Following these introductions, the activity continues with the mechanical adjustment of the Refueling Machine and the electrical connection before transfer to the commissioning teams.

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