22 Jun 2021 VTT is developing reactor technology for district heating newspicture VTT is developing reactor technology for district heating

In February 2020, a project was launched at VTT to develop a nuclear district heating plant for the Finnish market. The developed technology is called the Low-Temperature District Heating and Desalination Rector, or LDR.

22 Jun 2021 Finnish Nuclear Research Programme Status (KYT2022 and SAFIR2022) newspicture Finnish Nuclear Research Programme Status (KYT2022 and SAFIR2022)

Finland has two ongoing national research programmes in the nuclear sector: KYT2022 and SAFIR2022. The two research programmes held a joint Interim Seminar in March.

22 Jun 2021 Unreliability of reactor water level measurement during a severe accident newspicture Unreliability of reactor water level measurement during a severe accident

The reactor water level measurement became unreliable during the Fukushima accident. VTT has analyzed the behavior of the measurement system at unit 2.

18 Jan 2021 Kraken renews VTT’s reactor analysis code base newspicture Kraken renews VTT’s reactor analysis code base

The work on Kraken started recently and has proceeded to the first validation calculations for operating cycle simulations. Transient simulations will soon follow.

17 Aug 2020 VTT’s activities on small modular reactors newspicture VTT’s activities on small modular reactors

The small modular nuclear power reactors under development represent a new way of thinking about nuclear energy. 

17 Aug 2020 FiR 1 reactor core VTT and its partners are developing nuclear power plant decommissioning into a business

In autumn 2019 VTT launched the multi-year domestic project “dECOmm: Finnish Ecosystem for New International Decommissioning Services” bringing together Finnish expertise that will prove useful in the forthcoming effort to decommission nuclear power plants both in Finland and abroad. 

17 Aug 2020 SAFIR2022 newspicture VTT’s contribution to the Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety SAFIR2022

The objective of the Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2019-2022 (SAFIR2022) is to ensure that should new matters related to the safe use of nuclear power plants arise, the authorities possess sufficient technical expertise and other competence required for rapidly determining the significance of the matters.

17 Aug 2020 KYT2022 Newspicture VTT’s contribution to the Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Waste Management (KYT2022)

Coordinated public research programmes on nuclear waste management have been active in Finland since 1989. 

17 Aug 2020 Finland Continued Excellence in Radioactive Waste Management Newspicture Finland Continued Excellence in Radioactive Waste Management

VTT continues to support Finland progressing towards having the first-in-the-world licenced deep geological repository for spent nuclear fuel.