Electric power systems to be upgraded at nuclear power plant in Sweden

Sweco has been awarded a contract to modernize the electric power systems at the four-unit, 3,700 MW Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden as part of an effort to continuously improve safety in the facility. The contract is valued at over EUR 10.6 million ($13.7 million).

The project will include upgrades to the internal electric power systems in Ringhals unit 1. Work will be carried out as a collaborative effort between Sweco, an international consulting group, and Ringhals in which Sweco has been assigned total responsibility for engineering design, testing and implementation of the new systems.

The project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2016.

The Ringhals plant, owned and operated by Vattenfall, produces 20 percent of all the electricity used in Sweden. The plant is home to three pressurized water reactors and one boiling water reactor. The units were commissioned between 1975 and 1983.

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