There is a brand-new canteen building at the Hanhikivi 1 construction site. Vitali Gluschenko, Construction Director of the project’s main contractor Titan-2, glances at the rows of tables, which are still empty. Once opened, the canteen will seat 600 employees.
Gluschenko gets to see the everyday life of the construction site up close. He conducts contract negotiations and keeps in regular contact with the management of the Hanhikivi 1 project and subcontractors.
“If you are interested in a contract at the Hanhikivi 1 construction site, you must be prepared to talk a great deal, because constant interaction is a requirement of the site,” he says.
One of the topical jobs right now is the delivery of eight cranes by Konecranes. The cranes, for which Titan-2 placed an order, will be delivered to the concrete reinforcement plant of the Hanhikivi 1 construction site by the end of the year.
Fluent cooperation benefits everybody at Hanhikivi peninsula
The site offices of Titan-2 and the plant supplier RAOS Project are next to each other within a stone’s throw from the canteen. It’s good that the offices are so close to each other: people from both companies can easily arrange meetings. Rainer Goehring, RAOS Project’s Site Director, says that the companies arrange regular meetings and also visit the construction site every week.
“Plenty of interaction is required at the construction site.”
“The best way to motivate employees into doing responsible work is meeting with them.”
The municipality of Pyhäjoki is a project partner, and the cooperation is not limited to the statutory building inspections. Soil removed from the rock at the Hanhikivi peninsula has been used as landfill at a residential area in Matinsaari, for example.
“The starting point of good cooperation is a win-win situation for all the parties involved,” Goehring says.
The construction of the administration building is progressing
The steady sound of a horn warns the employees of blasting. The construction site of Fennovoima’s administration building has progressed to the excavation stage. Weeping drains are already being covered up at the basement level, but some rock still needs to be removed to make room for the training wing.
Men wearing protective gear monitor the progress of the blasting. Timo Korvela, Lehto’s Site Manager, says that the administration building construction site must always consider the other jobs going on in the area. For example, the vibration caused by the blasting may hamper the pouring of concrete.
“I act as the link between the different parties, making sure that everything is done on time. We are constantly reconciling jobs.”
The Hanhikivi 1 site access training highlights the cooperation
The people with whom Korvela works at the administration building construction site include Esa Herrala, Fennovoima’s Site Supervisor, and Pekka Pihlajamaa, Fennovoima’s Project Engineer.
“Quality control is strict. The progress of excavation is being monitored with 3D measurements, for example. After each work stage, me and Lehto check that the actual work done corresponds to the plan,” Herrala explains.
Another person participating in the design work is Antti Heikkilä, the Owner of Tivitek, the company responsible for the Administration building’s casting.
“The basics of how to work at the Hanhikivi 1 construction site were taught to us during site access training. We have learned how to work together since,” he says.