3 Jan (NucNet): Swedish nuclear operator OKG has awarded a contract to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to support the dismantling of two reactors at the three-unit Oskarshamn nuclear station in southern Sweden, GEH said in a statement. The contract will cover the segmentation of reactor pressure vessel internals for units 1 and 2 and will include dismantling, cutting and packing the reactor internals for final disposal, the statement said. The contract will start in January 2017 and is scheduled to end in 2019, GEH said. The value of the deal has not been disclosed. Oskarshamn-1 and -2 are boiling water reactors (BWR) in commercial operation since the 1970s. In October 2015, OKG's shareholders voted to close unit 1 and unit 2 at Oskarshamn over concerns about their economic viability. Oskarshamn-1 is to cease operation in 2017, while Oskarshamn-2 has been shut down since 2013 and will not be restarted.