OKG 2019 – Safe Operation Resulted in Record High Deliveries of Fossil Free Electricity
Pressrelease Tuesday, January 07, 2020
In 2019, OKG delivered almost 11 billion kilowatt hours of fossil free electricity to the Nordic power market. By having a nearly trouble-free operation, unit Oskarshamn 3 (O3) thus beat the previous delivery record from 2018. The organisational restructuring was also completed, which was initiated based on the decision made in 2015 to permanently shut down units Oskarshamn 1 (O1) and Oskarshamn 2 (O2).
On the day before Christmas Eve, unit O3 beat the previous delivery record from 2018, and at the turn of the year, the deliveries in 2019 amounted to almost 11 billion kilowatt hours.
– During this past year, we have been able to verify that the performance of the plant definitely meets our high demands, says Mats Ekblad, Plant Manager Unit O3. One of the objectives of the modernisation of unit O3 performed in 2009 was to create optimum conditions for annual deliveries of exactly 11 billion kilowatt hours.
The continuity of supply, which is measured in the form of energy availability, exceeded 90 per cent. This means that unit O3 practically generated fossil free electricity at maximum power every second for 335 out of 365 days.
– This is to a great extent in line with the planned delivery volumes, since the annual outage was completed in 25 days and the remaining production losses to the major part may then be credited planned power reductions with the aim of conducting required valve tests.
During 2020, the extensive dismantling of units O1 and O2 will be initiated, and intensive preparations have been in process during the past four years since the decision on shutting down the units was made.
– We have together with our colleagues at Barsebäck entered into the requisite agreements with the contractors that for the next eight years will participate in dismantling our facilities, says Andreas Roos, manager of the decommissioning department at OKG. We are thus well prepared for the task of completing the life cycle of these units.
In 2019, the organisational restructuring was also completed, based on the decision to permanently shut down units O1 and O2. The necessary restructuring of the activities has entailed a gradual reduction of the size of the organisation, and at the turn of the year the number of permanent employees at OKG amounted to 570 individuals. The extensive work on the organisational restructuring for the past four years has been managed by the MD of OKG, Johan Dasht.
– It has been an intense and challenging time, which has also resulted in that the ability of the organisation has been strengthened and the performance of the organisation has improved, says Johan Dasht. In this way, we have laid the foundation of long-term and competitive activities at OKG.
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