The Oskarshamn venue is a unique municipality at the south-eastern Swedish coastline of the Baltic Sea with an excellent harbour and several large industries as Scania, OKG nuclear power plant, Saft Batteries/TotalEnergies and Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co.
Oskarshamn municipality have a vision to become an international energy center including i.a. sustainable energy production, energy system solutions and transportation and mobility.
The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company facilities in Oskarshamn including a presentation of the Swedish and Finnish approach to geological disposal of nuclear waste.
The nuclear plant in Oskarshamn, OKG, hosting one of the world’s largest boiling water reactors, Oskarshamn 3, with a maximum power of 1450 MW.
Simpevarp nuclear energy site, and the future site for the experimental SMR plant SUNRISE.
Oskarshamn has hosted three nuclear reactors, of which O3 has a capacity of 1450MW, for some time even the most powerful BWR of the world. Two other reactors are closed and are being dismantled.
Oskarshamn hosts the intermediate storage of spent nuclear fuel, the research facility for canister technology and the Äspö laboratory for studies of geological disposal of nuclear waste. OKG, the owner of the nuclear reactors also has a production site for hydrogen.
The population of Oskarshamn has consistently been largely positive towards nuclear power and radioactive waste management and disposal. The Swedish government recently approved that an encapsulation plant for spent nuclear fuel will be built in Oskarshamn. These canisters, once produced, will be sent for final disposal to the disposal site at Forsmark in Östhammar municipality. Construction is planned to start within a few years. Both these municipalities will also benefit from an added value agreement financed by the nuclear utilities.