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Fennovoima withdrew the application for the construction of the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant

Fennovoima withdrew the application for the construction of the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant

As reported on the website of the organization, the Finnish design company Fennovoima withdrew its application for a license to build the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant.

As it follows from the statement, work at the construction site has stopped, and Fennovoima herself plans to focus “on ensuring safety in the short and long term.”


The Ministry of Economy and Employment of Finland reported that they received this information from the company. In the near future, the government may make a formal decision to stop consideration of the application for the construction of the station.


In early May, Fennovoima terminated the contract with Rosatom for the construction of Hanhikivi-1 in Finland. The project involved the construction of a single-unit nuclear power plant based on a modern Russian-designed VVER-1200 generation 3+ reactor with a capacity of 1200 megawatts. The customer, owner and operator of the future nuclear power plant was the Finnish Fennovoima Oy, and the general supplier was RAOS Project.


The Russian Foreign Ministry called the decision of the Finnish side to stop cooperation with Rosatom as politicized.