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Fennovoima ends Hanhikivi 1 licensing process

Fennovoima ends Hanhikivi 1 licensing process

Fennovoima has withdrawn its construction licence application for the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project at Pyhäjoki in northern Finland. The move follows the company's termination of the plant's engineering, procurement and construction contract with Russia's RAOS Project earlier this month.

New Nuclear 24 May 2022


Review of Finnish used fuel disposal facility licence begins

Review of Finnish used fuel disposal facility licence begins

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has started reviewing Posiva Oy's operating licence application for the world's first used fuel disposal facility after concluding the company has provided sufficient material.

Waste & Recycling 18 May 2022


Rosatom seeks compensation for cancelled Finland project

Rosatom seeks compensation for cancelled Finland project

Rosatom’s unit in Finland says it has "no other choice but to defend ourselves and demand compensation" for the "unlawful termination" of the Hanhikivi I project, adding that it is ready to discuss "possible options for the project to recommence when conditions permit".

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2022


Fennovoima cancels Hanhikivi 1 contract with Russia

Fennovoima cancels Hanhikivi 1 contract with Russia

Fennovoima has terminated the engineering, procurement and construction contract with RAOS Project for the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project in northern Finland. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said it was "extremely disappointed" by the decision.

New Nuclear 03 May 2022


OL3 regular electricity production now due in September

OL3 regular electricity production now due in September

The start of regular electricity production at Olkiluoto 3 in Finland has been postponed by two months due to necessary inspections and repairs to the cooling system of the unit's generator, operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced. Regular electricity production at the EPR unit had previously been expected to begin at the end of July.

New Nuclear 29 April 2022


Poland and Finland deepen industrial ties

Poland and Finland deepen industrial ties

Poland sees the involvement of its industry in the Finnish nuclear sector as a springboard for its own new-build aspirations, an international business forum in Warsaw has heard. The Polish-Finnish Nuclear Industry Forum saw companies from both countries discuss cooperation.

Corporate 22 April 2022


Finnish city seeks to sell stake in Hanhikivi project

Finnish city seeks to sell stake in Hanhikivi project

CORRECTED The city of Vantaa has said its municipal energy company must withdraw from the project to build the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland, saying the situation in Ukraine makes it unlikely a licence would be granted.

New Nuclear 29 March 2022


Fortum applies to operate Loviisa until 2050

Fortum applies to operate Loviisa until 2050

Finnish utility Fortum Power and Heat Oy has submitted an application to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment to operate both units 1 and 2 of its Loviisa nuclear power plant until the end of 2050. The current operating licences expire at the end of 2027 and 2030, respectively.

Regulation & Safety 18 March 2022


Finnish EPR starts supplying electricity

Finnish EPR starts supplying electricity

Unit 3 of Finland's Olkiluoto nuclear power plant was connected to the national grid on 12 March and has started supplying electricity, operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced. The 1600 MWe EPR is scheduled to enter regular electricity production in July.

New Nuclear 14 March 2022


Olkiluoto 3 grid connection expected within days

Olkiluoto 3 grid connection expected within days

Commissioning tests are progressing well at Olkiluoto 3, with grid connection now expected to take place on 15 March, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has said.

New Nuclear 10 March 2022