Ringhals nuclear power plant

Ringhals nuclear power plant is the largest power plant in Scandinavia. We are situated on the west coast of Sweden, 60 kilometres south of Gothenburg.

Ringhals has four reactors - three pressurised water reactors and one boiling water reactor. In a normal year, Ringhals generates some 28 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. This is approximately one fifth of Sweden's total electrical energy consumption.

Current production

Ringhals 1

Normal operation.

Ringhals 2

Outage 2015 started 25 July. Restart is planned 11 December (+/-31 days).

Ringhals 3

Normal operation.

Ringhals 4

Normal operation.


During normal operation, temporary adjustments of power can be made depending on demand of electricity.

Further information visit Nord Pool (på engelska).

Latest news

  • 2015-10-15 | Nyhet R1 and R2 in operation until 2020 and 2019

    At the extraordinary general meeting held today in Ringhals AB, it has been decided to end operation of Ringhals 2 in 2019 and Ringhals 1 in 2020, in connection with the yearly outages.

  • 2015-09-04 | Nyhet Limited investments mean shorter operating time for reactors

    Investments in Ringhals' two oldest reactors will be limited, which means that Ringhals 1 and 2 will be in operation until 2020 at the latest.

  • 2015-04-29 | Nyhet Vattenfall changes direction for operational lifetimes of Ringhals 1 and 2

    Vattenfall has decided to change the direction of the planned operational lifetimes for Ringhals 1 and 2. The reason is declining profitability and increased costs.

  • 2015-03-19 | Nyhet Ringhals well on the way to being world class

    In the first week of March, Ringhals received a visit from WANO, the review body for the international nuclear power industry. The purpose of the visit was to assess the situation following the major review of the business that was carried out in 2013, to make sure that Ringhals' improvement work was on the right track.

Senast uppdaterad: 2015-11-24 07:44