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Fortum Oyj is a Finnish energy company focusing on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland and Russia. President and CEO of the company is Tapio Kuula. Fortum operates power plants, including co-generation plants, and generates and sells electricity, heat and steam. In addition, it has stakes in gas companies Gasum in Finland and Eesti Gaas in Estonia. The company also provides other energy related services and products. Fortum is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange and shares the number one position in the Carbon Disclosure Project's Nordic climate index. Wikipedia.


Himanen R.,Teollisuuden Voima Oy | Julin A.,Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority | Jankala K.,Fortum Corporation | Holmberg J.-E.,VTT Technical Research Center of Finland | Virolainen R.,Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
Risk Analysis | Year: 2012

There are four operating nuclear power plant (NPP) units in Finland. The Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) power company has two 840 MWe BWR units supplied by Asea-Atom at the Olkiluoto site. The Fortum corporation (formerly IVO) has two 500 MWe VVER 440/213 units at the Loviisa site. In addition, a 1600 MWe European Pressurized Water Reactor supplied by AREVA NP (formerly the Framatome ANP-Siemens AG Consortium) is under construction at the Olkiluoto site. Recently, the Finnish Parliament ratified the government Decision in Principle that the utilities' applications to build two new NPP units are in line with the total good of the society. The Finnish utilities, Fenno power company, and TVO company are in progress of qualifying the type of the new nuclear builds. In Finland, risk-informed applications are formally integrated in the regulatory process of NPPs that are already in the early design phase and these are to run through the construction and operation phases all through the entire plant service time. A plant-specific full-scope probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) is required for each NPP. PRAs shall cover internal events, area events (fires, floods), and external events such as harsh weather conditions and seismic events in all operating modes. Special attention is devoted to the use of various risk-informed PRA applications in the licensing of Olkiluoto 3 NPP. © 2012 Society for Risk Analysis. Source


Patent
Fortum Corporation and Babcock | Date: 2011-10-21

A boiler operating method operates a boiler by switching between air combustion mode and oxygen combustion mode when burning fossil fuel with first combustion gas and second combustion gas. The second combustion gas compensates for oxygen deficiency in the first combustion gas. The air combustion mode uses air as the first combustion gas and the second combustion gas while the oxygen combustion mode uses mixed gas of combustion flue gas and oxygen-rich gas as the first combustion gas and the second combustion gas, the combustion flue gas being produced when the fossil fuel is burned. By mixing the oxygen-rich gas in the air in the process of switching between air combustion mode and oxygen combustion mode, the air being the first combustion gas used in the air combustion mode, the boiler operating method can switch between the air combustion mode and oxygen combustion mode while maintaining stable combustion.


Patent
Fortum Corporation and Babcock | Date: 2011-10-12

To inhibit corrosion of water wall tubes of a boiler and stabilize combustion on a burner during oxygen combustion operation, a boiler combustion system includes a boiler equipped with a burner and a two-staged combustion gas input port; a flue gas supply fan extracting flue gas from a flue gas treatment system via a flue gas circulation line; a combustion gas supply line, fuel carrier gas supply line, and two-staged combustion gas supply line branched off from the flue gas circulation line downstream of the flue gas supply fan; an oxygen supply line supplying oxygen-rich gas to the combustion gas supply line and fuel carrier gas supply line; combustion air supply fans; a switching unit switching operation between the flue gas supply fan and the combustion air supply fans; and dampers regulating gas flow rates on the combustion gas supply line and the two-staged combustion gas supply line, respectively.


Trademark
Fortum Corporation | Date: 2012-07-31

Chemicals used in industry and for scientific purposes. Fuels including motor spirit and illuminants; gases, carbons, biofuels such as wood charcoal, pyrolysis oil; biogas; electric energy. Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials, namely, pillar posts, ceiling boards, floor boards, lattice panels, trellises and cupolas; transportable buildings of metal; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; goods of common metal not included in other classes, namely, beams of metal. Machines and machine tools; motors and engines, except for land vehicles; machine coupling and transmission components, except for land vehicles. Scientific, geodetic, electric, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking, supervision, life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments, namely, equipment for electrochemical storage of energy, namely, accumulators, batteries, fuel cells; electrical apparatus and instruments used in connection with electrochemical storage of energy, namely, battery chargers; equipment for power conditioning and power conversion, namely, converters; electric storage batteries; electrical apparatus and instruments related to customers consumption of energy, namely, remote and automatic energy consumption meters; electrical ducts; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, namely, prerecorded magnetic data carriers featuring data in the field of energy-intensive industries and the energy industry; recording discs, namely, prerecorded video and audio recording discs featuring data in the field of energy-intensive industries and the energy industry; automatic vending machines; calculating machines, data processing apparatus; fire-extinguishing apparatus; slides, namely, photographic slides, slide rules, dispositive photographic slides; apparatus for electrochemical storage of energy, electric apparatus and instruments to be used in connection with storing of electrochemical energy; apparatus for control and transformation of power; batteries, electric apparatus and instruments used with batteries; apparatus and instruments for conducting, measuring, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating and controlling electricity; diapositives; equipment for electrochemical storage of energy, apparatus and instruments to be used in connection with capturing of electrochemical energy; software for management of energy data, process control and production planning; remotely read electricity meters; extranet-accounts for payment of energy bills; measurement systems for turbine vibrations; software for power plant simulation, software for management of archived data, computer software for use on revision optimization of power plants and turbines; software for modeling combustion in power plant boilers; electricity meters; household terminals, namely, electrical terminal blocks, household computer terminals; household energy consumption display units; energy simulators for power plants; power transformers in the field of energy-intensive industries and the energy industry; charging apparatus and charging poles, namely, electric car chargers and electric car charging poles; charging poles; charging apparatus and poles for electric vehicles; battery charge devices; battery charge monitors; battery charge indicators; terminals for electronic payments with credit and debit cards; building automation systems comprised primarily of radio frequency controlled devices, namely, lighting controls, dimmers, fan controls, window shade controls, occupancy sensors, microprocessors and repeaters, computer software for process control and building automation; construction technical equipment comprised primarily of microprocessor based computer operating system hardware and software, inverters, converters, transformers and electrical power connectors; apparatus for smart electricity grid comprised primarily of microprocessor based computer operating system hardware and software, inverters, converters, transformers, and electronic power connectors; computers; downloadable electronic publications in the field of energy-intensive industries as well as the energy industry; electronic publications, namely, books, handbooks, magazines, manuals recorded on computer media in the field of energy-intensive industries and the energy industry; company magazines downloadable from Internet; stock market bulletins in electronic form; computer programs and software for energy intensive industries and the energy industry. Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes, oil heating apparatus, power plant burners, namely, oil heating apparatus, electrical heating apparatus, gas heating apparatus, and central heating apparatus, namely, furnaces; apparatus, namely, furnaces and ducts for steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, air conditioning, water supply; power plants; nuclear power plants. Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes, oil heating apparatus, power plant burners, namely, oil heating apparatus, electrical heating apparatus, gas heating apparatus, and central heating apparatus, namely, furnaces; apparatus, namely, furnaces and ducts for steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, air conditioning, water supply; power plants; nuclear power plants. Non-metallic building materials, namely, non-metal heating ducts; non-metallic rigid pipes for building; non-metallic transportable buildings; non-metallic transportable buildings, namely, electrical distribution substations. Board games. Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions; advertising services; arrangement of fairs for advertising purposes; business management assistance; arranging electronic transactions for others, electronic commerce services, namely, providing information about products and contracts via telecommunication networks for advertising and sales purposes; commerce via Internet and services related thereto; compilation and systemization of data and information into computer databases; electronic services, namely, update of information in databases, management of databases and management services for databases, namely, providing commercial information updates online and over a global computer network in the fields of business, commerce, and industry; compilation of databases; auctioneering provided on the Internet; retail and wholesale store services via global communication network in the field of energy and electricity markets; electronic demonstration of goods; online advertising on computer communication networks; auditing, namely, energy auditing, business auditing; business appraisals and evaluations in business matters; retail electricity provider services that allow customers to purchase energy, electricity and renewable energy; preparation of audiovisual presentations for use in advertising; retail gasoline supply services; energy usage management services; consulting services in the fields of energy consumption, energy solutions, cooling solutions and usage conservation to improve energy efficiency in buildings, computer rooms and industrial facilities; operation of telephone call centers for others. Energy brokerage services, namely, trading of energy for others; arranging of electronic credit card commercial transactions for others; electronic commerce payment services, namely, establishing funded accounts used to purchase goods and services on the Internet; Internet financial services, namely, the operation as an electronic commercial platform that allows the processing of credit card transactions via the Internet; electronic transfer and dissemination of funds via computer networks; insurance, namely, home insurance, accident insurance. Building construction; installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment, electrical wiring, outlets, light fixtures, electrical panels, heating equipment, ventilating equipment, air conditioning equipment, oil burners, gasoline station equipment; installation services; installation of electrical equipment; installation and repair of heating and central heating equipment; installation of oil pipelines; inspection, control and repair of oil burners; gas station services; house construction; pipeline drilling; servicing of computers; services relating to production, transmission and supply of energy, such as construction of power pants and the operation, maintenance and overhaul services of clients power plants or industrial production plants; construction of waste incineration and waste treatment plants; installation of oil pipelines; coating, plating and maintenance of oil pipelines; maintenance and update services relating to computers; construction of power plants; construction of waste incineration equipment; operation and maintenance services relating to energy production and usage; drilling of pipelines; installation, maintenance and repair of power plant burners; maintenance of power plant turbines; operation and maintenance of different types of power plants and expert services related thereto, planning of maintenance; turbine and generator servicing; management of usability and condition; condition management of power plants, industrial machinery and processing equipment; installation, maintenance and repair of charging apparatus and electric surveillance apparatus; charging station services for electric vehicles. Providing on-line electronic bulletin boards for transmission of messages among computer users concerning the stock market; telecommunication services, namely, namely, gateway services, personal communication services, local and long distance transmission of voice, data, graphics and video by means of broadband, copper and optical, power lines or wireless networks; telephone and email services; communication services, namely, digital transmission services; services related to internet connections; information network services; computer aided transmission of data; data network services; transfer and dissemination of data through data networks; provision of connections and rental of connection time to data networks and computers data bases; providing online chat rooms and electronic bulletin boards for transmission of messages among users in the field of in the field of energy-intensive industries and the energy industry; electronic data interchange services; electronic communication services; Internet communication services; organization of telecommunication connections and links to databases, computer networks and the Internet; organization of Internet connections, provision of access and connections to a global data network; Internet-based telecommunication services that facilitate booking, activation and payment of charging station visits for the purposes of recharging electric vehicles; broadcast of radio and television programs; broadcast of programs via the Internet. Transport, packaging and storage of goods, namely, power plant waste, chemicals used in industry and scientific purposes and goods in the field of carbon capture and storage; electricity distribution services; shipping and delivery services, namely, transport of goods by air, boat and rail; rental and leasing of ships; ship unloading; transmission of oil through pipelines; transportation of waste and services relating to it, namely, transportation of energy waste and special waste; transmission and distribution of electricity; storage of carbon dioxide; public utility services, in the nature of natural gas, pressurized air or water; electricity distribution. Treatment of materials, namely, fuels, emissions, waste; municipal waste processing, namely, decontamination of waste; incineration of waste; waste treatment and services relating to it; production of electricity, heat and energy; energy production using oil, coal, gas and by nuclear, hydro, wave, wind, and solar power; electricity production based on bio-based, renewable raw materials; services related to energy production; municipal waste treatment; consulting services related to municipal waste treatment; joint production of electricity and heat/steam, especially joint production of bioelectricity and heat; catalytic pyrolysis; services, with which radioactive components are removed from radioactive waters of nuclear power plants; water purification of nuclear power plants; combustion control products for different kinds of combustion and fuel technologies and boilers; production of district heating and district cooling; recycling of waste; battery charging services; rental of charging equipment; energy solutions for buildings; cooling solutions for buildings, computer rooms and industrial processes. Education services, namely, providing classes, seminars, workshops in the field of energy-intensive industries and the energy industry; providing training services, namely, courses, seminars, workshops in the field of energy-intensive industries and the energy industry; sporting and cultural activities; provision of gaming services in data networks; audio-visual recordation services; production of radio news broadcasts; publication of magazines and electronic magazines; production of audio-visual recordings and presentations; provision of electronic and downloadable electronic publications; provision of news, provision of news online, production of radio broadcasts. Scientific and industrial research relating to production, transmission and supply of energy; computer programming; expert and consulting services in electricity and energy fields; product development; consulting services relating to computers, computer programs and software; maintenance, update and support services for computer programs and software; rental of computer programs; computer software development in the field of energy-intensive industries as well as energy industry; geological research; planning and consulting services relating to energy production, transmission and supply; engineering-technical operation services for clients power plants or industrial production plants; information system services; testing services relating to energy production, transmission and supply as well as to dam and concrete construction; environmental protection services relating to industry; consulting, planning, testing, technical research and advisory services, all relating to information processing, computer programming and global computer networks; website design services; website hosting; rental of connection time to databases; information analysis and search; technical support services relating to computer software, data networks and the Internet; consulting services relating to all above-mentioned services, including services provided online or via Internet or extranet-networks; database services, especially rental of connection time to database and services relating to database functions; rental services relating to data processing equipment and computers; project and planning services relating to telecommunications equipment; services relating to electronic databases, namely, rental of database and access time to databases, leasing of databases; scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software; industrial and scientific research; test, control and analysis stations for oil wells; geological estimation, prospecting and surveys; services relating to process automation and computer systems used in power plants, electrical substations and oil refineries; services relating to computer help-lines; information, consulting and advisory services relating to all aforementioned services; online computer services to enhance the performance and functioning of electronic information networks; data network services relating to programming; design, development, update and maintenance of databases; energy saving and/or optimizing services; design and implementation of electric car charging networks and payment processes; testing of electric cars; services enhancing energy efficiency of power and industrial plants; expert advice on companies energy use and environmental issues; thermal performance; hydropower consulting; services relating to nuclear safety and treatment of nuclear waste; infrastructure development of electric vehicle charging stations; design of burners; design of power plant boilers; smart house and smart electricity grid design services; fiber technology for identifying leakages in dam control; fiber technology for monitoring progress of drying concrete. Legal services; licensing of intellectual property rights; security services for the protection of property and individuals, namely, monitoring of security systems and security inspection services for others.


Patent
Fortum Corporation and Babcock | Date: 2011-09-29

An oxygen combustion system includes a boiler to burn fuel using combustion gas composed of oxygen-rich gas and circulating flue gas, a dust remover disposed in a flue through which flue gas discharged from the boiler flows, a second flue leading the combustion gas to the boiler, the combustion gas being made by mixing the circulating flue gas extracted downstream of the dust remover with the oxygen-rich gas, a combustion gas heater exchanging heat between the flue gas flowing between the boiler and dust remover and the combustion gas flowing through the second flue, and a flue gas cooler disposed between the heater and the dust remover to cool the flue gas. A control unit controls at least one of a flow rate and cooling medium temperature of the flue gas cooler such that temperature of the flue gas introduced into the dust remover will be between 90 C. and 140 C.

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