Finland: Fennovoima updates its application to construct a nuclear reactor

NordenBladet — On 28 April 2021, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment received an update from Fennovoima Oy related to information in its construction licence application for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant. In the update, the company describes the key developments that have taken place in the project since 2015 when the company submitted the application to build the plant.

Fennovoima submitted a construction licence application to the Government on 30 June 2015 and an updated version on 5 August 2015. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment organised a consultation round on the matter at that time. The document submitted today updates the information related to Fennovoima’s application. In accordance with the Nuclear Energy Act, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment prepares the decision on a construction licence for the Government. The decision requires that the future safety assessment by the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority is positive and that all the conditions required by the Act are met.


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