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.

Year 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


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


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.

Year 2016


In the summer, Fennovoima and Posiva sign a service agreement, making it possible to utilise Posiva’s knowhow in the spent fuel final disposal project. The final disposal is to start in the 2090s, at the earliest.

ROAS Project starts contract negotiations with GE Steam Power Systems on the delivery of the plant’s turbine-generator. The turbine-generator unit is one of the largest equipment deliveries of the power plant.

Fennovoima delivers materials to STUK, depicting the main principles of the plant’s safety design and the methods used in this work.

Atomproekt is in charge of the plant’s main design, and the reactor is designed by Gidropress. The main contractor Titan-2 also has a major role in the design of the power plant.

The training building is the first building to be completed on the Hanhikivi peninsula. Its opening ceremony is in Pyhäjoki in December.