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There are almost 1,000 approved supply contracts in the Hanhikivi 1 project.

Framatome-Siemens to supply Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant’s main automation

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.

Hanhikivi 1 project’s main building contractor Titan-2 has reached an agreement with Framatome-Siemens to supply automation for the power plant. According to the contract, Framatome will supply the safety automation systems and Siemens will be the operational I&C systems supplier.

The I&C systems of the nuclear power plant provide the control, protection and monitoring functions needed to ensure safe and reliable plant operation.

“I&C contract is an important milestone for the entire Hanhikivi 1 project. Now when all the major suppliers have been selected, the design and licensing work can proceed according to our schedule,” says Jouni Takakarhu, Project Director at Fennovoima.

Fennovoima was involved in the negotiations as the owner of the project, ensuring that the Hanhikivi 1 power plant’s I&C systems will be supplied by one of the most recognized companies in the field. Framatome-Siemens has experience in both Finnish safety requirements and Russian VVER technology.

“Framatome and Siemens will be involved in design, implementation and analysis of the automation solutions of the Hanhikivi 1 power plant. Our goal is to get the construction license in 2021. Before that the preliminary safety analysis report must be completed and submitted to Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK). As the related basic design work progresses, we are also preparing for the construction stage. There is still a lot of work to be done to meet the Finnish requirements in preparing the entire supply chain for the construction start,” says Timo Okkonen, COO of Fennovoima.

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Measures to slow down the spread of the coronavirus

Fennovoima has decided to restrict guests' access to its premises in both Helsinki and Pyhäjoki until further notice. Besides, the company is not organizing any visits to the Hanhikivi 1 construction site for now.

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More Finns understand the benefits of nuclear power

More and more Finns see nuclear power as a sensible and sustainable option for securing energy production in Finland. According to Jussi Lehto, the President and CEO of Voimaosakeyhtiö SF, these are also the main arguments for the Hanhikivi 1 project.

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Looking at the entire lifecycle of a power plant

When the goal is a power plant that is ready for operation and safe, you must take into account its entire lifecycle already during the design phase. The Hanhikivi 1 project is guided by a long-term roadmap and clearly determined areas of responsibility.