"Based on the analyses carried out over the summer, we agreed, at an extraordinary general meeting held at Ringhals AB today, to decommission Ringhals 2 in 2019 and Ringhals 1 in 2020," says Torbjörn Wahlborg, Chairman of the Board of Ringhals AB and Head of Vattenfall Generation.
The analyses considered various factors, including fuel costs, future maintenance requirements and any investments that would be required in order to run the reactors until 2020, and requirements in terms of skills and resources. The factors that influenced the timings for decommissioning of the reactors were fuel economy and technical separation of the systems shared by both plants.
"These clear conditions are important for our ongoing planning," says Eva Halldén. "We will now continue with detailed planning in all areas, not least of which is future skills and staffing for the whole of Ringhals."
As far as Ringhals 3 and 4 are concerned, the existing plans, which provide for both plants to remain in operation for 60 years, will remain unchanged.
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Vattenfall's Press Office,
tel. +46 87 39 50 10,
If you have a query about operations at Ringhals, please contact:
Anna Stålnacke, press manager for Ringhals AB,
tel. +46 340 66 74 43,