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Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant will generate approximately 10 percent of Finland’s electricity needs – reliably, and with no emissions. Photo: Kuulu

Joachim Specht has been nominated as Fennovoima’s CEO

The Board of Directors of Fennovoima has nominated Mr. Joachim Specht as the new CEO of Fennovoima. He will start in Fennovoima on 1st of June.

Joachim Specht joins Fennovoima from PreussenElektra, where he has served as Senior Vice President and Head of Nuclear Engineering and Consultancy. Specht holds a Master of Science degree in Metallurgy & Materials Science and has an almost 30-year experience in the nuclear industry.

He has earlier worked in different roles and responsibilities in PreussenElektra, (former E.ON Kernkraft), Areva, Framatome and Siemens/KWU. He possesses a strong experience in nuclear, from new built projects and operation and maintenance, to services, engineering and consultancy.

“Joachim has a strong experience in nuclear power plant projects both on the supplier side and nuclear power plant operator side. With this experience and his personal skills, he is well prepared to lead Fennovoima and Hanhikivi 1 project,” says Esa Härmälä, Chairman of the Board of Fennovoima.

Fennovoima’s COO and acting CEO Timo Okkonen continues to serve as the acting CEO until Joachim Specht starts in Fennovoima, after which Okkonen will continue in his role as the COO.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

“I would like to thank Timo Okkonen for his work as acting CEO. His leadership has enabled significant positive change both in Fennovoima and Hanhikivi 1 project. I am pleased that Timo will continue in Fennovoima as COO,” Härmälä concludes.

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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.