Finland's OL3 nuclear reactor regular output postponed until Dec 27

A general view of the unfinished Olkiluoto-3 nuclear reactor in Eurajoki, Finland August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jussi Rosendahl/File Photo

OSLO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The planned startup of regular power production at Finland's Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor has been postponed until Dec. 27 from Dec. 14, operator TVO said on Wednesday.

Test production will resume on Nov. 13, TVO said.

TVO on Tuesday said damage had been detected during maintenance on the reactor, which had originally been scheduled for startup of power production in 2009.

Reporting by Terje Solsvik Editing by Chris Reese

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