During the spring, the Hanhikivi 1 project participants have continued design work and the preparation of licensing material remotely. The works at the construction site on the Hanhikivi peninsula mainly proceeded normally. Preparations for the NPP's construction phase took a step forward as the construction of the administration building began in June. The new CEO started his work at Fennovoima in early June.
The construction of Fennovoima's administration building on the Hanhikivi peninsula will begin in summer 2020.
In early 2020, Fennovoima's operations have focused on reviewing basic design documentation and licensing documents. RAOS Project, the plant supplier, for its part, has continued the design work, the progress of which will enable the completion of the related sections of the Preliminary Safety Analysis Report (PSAR). The PSAR localization project launched by the plant supplier a year ago is responsible for this entity. PSAR is a key deliverable for the NPP’s construction license application.
During 2019, Fennovoima has reprogrammed the operations both within the company and throughout the Hanhikivi 1 project. The changes have brought significant progress in different areas of the power plant design and preparatory work. In our newly published report ‘Fennovoima’s year 2019’ we describe the project progress and the sustainability work we have carried out last year.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, we have decided to restrict guests' access to all our premises in both Helsinki and Pyhäjoki until further notice. Besides, we are not organizing any visits to the Hanhikivi 1 construction site for now.
Local support for Hanhikivi 1 project reached an all-time high in Pyhäjoki and the neighboring municipalities
Support for Fennovoima’s nuclear power plant project has further strengthened in Pyhäjoki and the surrounding area. According to the survey results, 76.5 percent of Pyhäjoki residents support the Hanhikivi 1 project. A total of 71.1 percent of the residents of the entire study area are in favor of the project. Support has increased the most in Raahe.
During the autumn Fennovoima experts have reviewed a part of the Preliminary Safety Analysis Report (PSAR) of the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant. Those include general chapters and descriptions of the main safety systems.
Today Japan Steel Works Ltd has started the forging of generator rotor for the Finnish Hanhikivi 1 NPP.
Framatome-Siemens, the French-German consortium, has been contracted to supply main instrumentation and control (I&C) systems for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant. All the major suppliers for the project have now been selected.
Fennovoima will once again open its doors to the public, who have the opportunity to visit the Hanhikivi 1 construction site. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 14.
Fennovoima and Lehto Tilat Oy (subsidiary of Lehto Group) have signed an agreement for the design and implementation of the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant’s administration building and plant office. Contract, the value of which is approximately EUR 30 million, is based on the preliminary agreement which was signed in 2018. This is the most significant individual contract under Fennovoima’s scope of works.
Supreme Administrative Court of Finland issued a decision on Fennovoima’s environmental and water permit – permit now valid
The Supreme Administrative Court of Finland has issued a decision concerning the appeals regarding Fennovoima’s environmental and water permit. Following the decision, the appeal process has been completed and the permit is legally binding.
Fennovoima has received a new schedule estimation from the plant supplier RAOS Project on the Hanhikivi 1 -project’s milestones. The goal is to receive the construction license and to start the construction of the plant in 2021. Accordingly, the commercial operation of the plant would begin in 2028.
Support for the Hanhikivi 1 project by residents in Pyhäjoki and the surrounding municipalities remains steady. This is revealed in the survey conducted by the market research company Norstat Finland Oy, which publishes its results annually.
In 2017, there were no occupational accidents on the Hanhikivi 1 site leading to absences.
A weather mast was set up at the Hanhikivi 1 site today.
The public will again have the opportunity to visit the Hanhikivi 1 construction site as Fennovoima organizes an open house event at the plant site. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 9.
The second permanent building at the Hanhikivi 1 site is completed; Fennovoima accepted the security gate building contract today.
In August, a new stage of work will begin on the Hanhikivi 1 site: crushing of the rock material excavated from the Hanhikivi peninsula will start. The contractor is Titan-2’s sub-contractor Tallqvist Infra Oy.