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Nuclear Power

Nuclear power makes up a significant segment of plannable power in the Swedish electricity system. To utilise nuclear power for electricity production results in low emissions of carbon dioxide, however Swedish nuclear facilities are aging and need to remain safe operation for several years to come.

In Sweden today there are six active reactors that require cost-effective solutions for life-time extension, and safe maintenance and operation to maintain their contribution to plannable electricity production until they are decommissioned.

The research and development managed by Energiforsk revolves around questions concerning aging, strength and durability tests, and enabling of safe control of operational status at facilities. The necessary goal is always to ensure safe operation of current facilities for at least another 20 years.

Energiforsk is constantly monitoring developments in the nuclear power field to be able to answer questions on the future role and possibilities for nuclear power in Sweden and the Nordics.

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Safety criteria and improved ageing in focus at the annual polymeric conference

The annual Polymers in Nuclear Applications conference took place at Ringhals power plant in Varberg on the 16-17th of March, where industry professionals were gathered to present and discuss recent results within the area.

11 apr 2023 - Kärnkraft

Tillståndsbedömning och konstruktionsanalys i fokus på Kraftindustrins betongdag 2023

Den 14 och 15 mars ägde Kraftindustrins betongdag rum i Älvkarleby. Årets tema var tillståndsbedömning och konstruktionsanalys.

29 mar 2023 - Vattenkraft

Så var den årliga konferensen: ”Kärnkraften har verkligen hamnat i fokus i Sverige och Europa”

Det var ett stort intresse för Energiforsk årliga kärnkraftskonferens som bland annat gästades av energiminstern Ebba Busch och generaldirektör för kärnkraft på europeiska kommissionen, Jan Panek.

28 feb 2023 - Kärnkraft

Safety justification of COTS equipment – Conclusions from report and webinar

How do the nuclear industry and other non-nuclear industries approach safety demonstration and justification of COTS equipment containing software?

15 aug 2022 - Kärnkraft

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