The Year of 2014 at OKG – Focus on Deliveries for the Future
Pressrelease Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The OKG organisation continued in 2014 to lay the foundations of a long-term reliable electricity delivery. Unit Oskarshamn 1 (O1) as well as Oskarshamn 3 (O3) delivered electricity on a stable and high level, as well as conducting very extensive outages. At the same time at unit Oskarshamn 2 (O2), the investment project was intensified, a project that creates the future conditions for a durable delivery capacity during the following twenty years.
The good delivery results obtained in 2014 at the company's two previously modernised production units can be regarded as a justification for the extensive investment currently taking place at unit O2 being both accurate as well as well-founded. The ongoing third stage of this challenge is also scheduled to be completed in 2015. The work was initiated in June 2013, and although the original timetable stating a completion date in 2014 has not been possible to maintain, the aims of the project still stands.
– The aim of securing a total operating time of sixty years puts heavy demands on a facility's design, says the Managing Director of OKG, Johan Svenningsson. Therefore, the safety modernisation in progress must be able to take the time required. Neither the underestimation of the complexity of the ongoing measures nor the additional analysis work have resulted in any reduced confidence concerning that a completed safety modernisation will make it possible for unit O2 to be a valuable part of the Swedish electricity supply system for another twenty years.
Unit O3 completed a similar modernisation in 2009 and the now thirty years old facility accounted for a delivery in 2014 that amounted to 9,2 billion kilowatt hours.
– This very high and stable delivery capacity resulted in the fourth best annual production levels ever for unit O3, says Johan Svenningsson. These good delivery results are particularly good news considering that last year's outage was one of the most extensive outages ever performed in the unit's history, including work such as the exchange of 400 safety classified components and 1,500 cables.
The fact that unit O1 delivered approximately 3 billion kilowatt hours to the power grid in 2014 is also good news. After having completed a very well performed outage with restart at the beginning of June, unit O1 has had a continuous operating period without any disturbances to date.
– I attribute this to the previously performed modernisation as well as the efficient continuous improvement work, not the least during the somewhat difficult periods in 2012 and 2013, says Johan Svenningsson. All in all, I would like to thank all our co-workers for a work well performed in 2014 and I look forward to continuing the work together with everyone in 2015.
Communications and Public Relations
Phone: +46 491-78 75 50