Welcome to Loviisa, the new GMF member in Finland

GMF welcomes Loviisa municipality as the new member of the GMF in Finland. Loviisa is a municipality and town of 14,644 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2021) located on the southern coast of Finland. Loviisa is twinned with another GMF municipality, Paks, in Hungary. 
Loviisa is the site of two of Finland’s nuclear reactors, two VVER units each of 488 MWe, at the Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant. The Loviisa power plant was the first nuclear power plant in Finland and currently provides more than 10% of the country’s electricity. In March 2022, following about €325 million of investment in the two reactors over the previous five years, Fortum applied to the government for permission to extend their operating lifetimes to 2050.
In December 2021 STUK issued its decision on the periodic safety review of the final disposal facility for Loviisa power plant’s low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste.