Construction of Finish-Russian nuclear reactor pushed back to 2028

Dec 28, 2018
Misc
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The construction of a proposed Finish-Russian nuclear reactor has been pushed back by four years to 2028 in order to secure the project’s licenses.

The project is being undertaken by Finnish nuclear power company Fennovoima, a consortium of Finnish power and industrial companies.

A delay has been expected due to Fennovoima’s problems in submitting documents to the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK).

“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,” said Fennovoima in a statement.

The Hanhikivi Nuclear Power Plant will have an output of 1200 MW when completed and will be built with the help of Russian contractor TITAN-2 Construction Holding.

 

Source: Reuters

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Illustration of Fennovoima’s Hanhikivi 1 power plant based in Northern Finland / Fennovoima / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

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