Takakarhu will continue to work for the Hanhikivi 1 project as an advisor to executive management.
Fennovoima's Project Director Jouni Takakarhu will retire part-time from 1 November 2021. Takakarhu will not leave the Hanhikivi 1 project entirely, but will continue his work for the project in a key role as an advisor to the executive management.
“After more than 30 years in inspiring but hectic projects, it is time for me to focus also on other interests. However, I will still continue supporting the Hanhikivi 1 project so I will not yet say farewell to all the people involved in the project," says Takakarhu.
“While I understand and support Jouni's decision to retire, I am very glad that he still wants to continue working with us. Jouni has extensive experience in large-scale projects, and his expertise and vision are valuable in the Hanhikivi 1 project, which is preparing for the construction phase,” says COO Philippe Bordarier.
“Jouni's long experience and ability to see the essentials as well as his calm personality and way of working have been important both in the management team and in taking the project forward. I am grateful for his contribution so far to the Hanhikivi 1 project, and very pleased that our cooperation will continue. At the same time, I wish him a happy retirement,” says CEO Joachim Specht.
Recruitment of Takakarhu's successor is in process. For the time being, COO Philippe Bordarier will act as Fennovoima’s Project Director.
Takakarhu has worked for Fennovoima since 2014. He started as Project Director in the spring of 2019. Before that, Takakarhu had worked as the company's Engineering Director and Turbine Island Director.