Story of Fennovoima

Finland's youngest nuclear power company has grown to become a work community of hundreds of professionals. We have what it takes to produce emission-free electricity for Finland. This page tells Fennovoima's story through its most significant events.

Finland's latest nuclear power company has grown to become a work community of hundreds of professionals. We have what it takes to produce emission-free solution for Finnish electricity production. This page is telling Fennovoima's story through it most significant events.
 

2020

2020

Fennovoima continues the implementation of the development program launched in 2019. The operations and responsibilities are clarified further. Despite the corona pandemic, the Hanhikivi 1 project is largely progressing well.

The assessment of the safety solutions and system plans for the Hanhikivi 1 plant progress well during the year. Fennovoima tentatively approves the system and building descriptions of the nuclear power plant. Fennovoima submits five batches of the preliminary safety analysis report (PSAR) to the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority.

The manufacturing of the turbine generator rotor forging was completed by Japan Steel Works and approved after the final inspection in Japan.

The preparatory construction work in the project site and its surroundings continues. The coronavirus is taken into account in all site operations.

Lehto Group begins the construction of the administration building.

At the end of the year, there were more than 1,500 approved subcontractors in the project's supply chain, of which more than 80 percent are Finns.

Local support for the project continues to be strong. Altogether 74 percent of the people of Pyhäjoki support the Hanhikivi 1 project.

Joachim Specht takes the position of the company’s CEO in June.  

At the end of the year, Fennovoima already employs almost 450 people, including consultants. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the personnel work mainly remotely from March onwards.

Year 2019

2019

Fennovoima launches the development program. Its goal is to reprogram the operations of both Fennovoima and the plant supplier RAOS Project Oy. The technical construction license activities phase begins when Fennovoima submits the first batch of the preliminary safety analysis report (PSAR) to the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority.

Fennovoima signs an agreement with Lehto Group on the construction of the administration building.

The Framatome-Siemens consortium is to be selected as the automation supplier for the Hanhikivi 1 plant. The manufacture of the main components begins at the Japan Steel Works plant with the forging of the turbine generator rotor.

Local support for the project continues to be strong. More than 76 percent of the people of Pyhäjoki support the Hanhikivi 1 project.

At the end of the year, there were more than 1,200 approved subcontractors in the project's supply chain, of which more than 80 percent are Finns.

At the end of the year, Fennovoima already employs more than 400 people.

Year 2018

2018

Working and delivering on the construction license materials for STUK continues. As a whole, the materials include as much as 50,000 pages of documents describing the plant’s operations and safety features down to the system level.

Fennovoima is granted ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.

The site register has 519 companies in June; 483 of them are Finnish. In all, the companies are from 103 different localities.

The number of employees has grown at Fennovoima, and 370 people already work on the project.

Year 2017

2017

Materials are sent to STUK to be evaluated for the safety assessment, which is a prerequisite for the construction license. The whole year is spent working with the license materials, and Fennovoima employees shuttle between Helsinki and St. Petersburg, where RAOS Project’s other office is located. RAOS Project moves some designers to Salmisaari in Helsinki, next to Fennovoima’s headquarters, making it easier and faster for the companies to cooperate.

RAOS Project starts contract negotiations on the I&C of the power plant. British Rolls-Royce is to be the main supplier and supplier of protection I&C systems.

Fennovoima’s organisation grows and develops. Its management system is granted OHSAS 18001 certificate on occupational safety. In April, Fennovoima’s first corporate responsibility report is published.

The company celebrates its ten first years. The popularity of Fennovoima’s project takes a major leap forward in Pyhäjoki, with support rising by 7.6 percent in a year. About 75 percent of the municipality’s residents support the project. Open door day gathers thousands of participants on the construction site.