(UPM, Helsinki, 24 June, 2015 at 11:00 EET) – The Extraordinary General Meeting of Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has today decided not to apply for a building permit for Olkiluoto 4 nuclear power plant, because, due to the delays in Olkiluoto 3 project (OL3), there are no possibilities to do that within the timeframe set in the government decision-in-principle. UPM has participated to the tendering and planning phase of the project as a shareholder.
The Finnish Government decided in September 2014 not to grant an extension to the Government decision-in-principle from 2010 which allows TVO to apply for a building permit to Olkiluoto 4 nuclear power plant. According to the decision-in-principle the application for OL4 building permit must be submitted by the end of June 2015.
UPM owns 44.3% of Pohjolan Voima Oy (PVO), which is a majority shareholder (58,5%) in Teollisuuden Voima Oyj.
UPM still thinks that OL4 project would be
positive for Finland’s competitiveness and if realized, it would have a
significant impact on economy and employment in Finland.
Tapio Korpeinen, CFO, UPM, tel. +358 204 15 0004
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