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I read recently that there would be a delay in the commissioning of the Olkiluoto plant as TVO recently refused some major parts from Areva for quality reasons. Do you have more info?

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Apr 30th, 2006 at 07:22:43 AM EST

May be it has to do with that. Areva has contracted important parts of the core vessel to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that should have been built directly by Areva-NP (formerly Framatome).
by Francois in Paris on Mon May 1st, 2006 at 02:28:12 AM EST
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There has been some quality issues with the cement pouring and since Finland is enjoying a construction boom it has been hard to find skilled people, especially as the wages are pretty low at the reactor project.

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by Starvid on Mon May 1st, 2006 at 07:41:37 AM EST
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