During 2019, Fennovoima, the Finish nuclear firm, has reprogrammed the operations all through the Hanhikivi 1 undertaking. The modifications have introduced vital progress in numerous areas of the ability plant design and preparatory work.
Fennovoima’s COO & Interim CEO Timo Okkonen describes 2019 as a profitable yr. “During the yr, we resolved key plant-level questions of safety along with the plant provider. Based on this work, we might state that our Hanhikivi 1 plant design will help a really excessive degree of nuclear security and safety. At the top of 2019 we additionally submitted the primary batch of the preliminary security evaluation report (PSAR) to the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK). This marked the beginning of the technical building license actions”, Okkonen recounts.
By yr finish, Fennovoima had reviewed a lot of the programs design and began to evaluate constructing layouts. In addition, preparation for the longer term building and operation phases of the plant lifecycle was began.
Fennovoima will assemble Hanhikivi 1 on the coast of the Baltic Sea within the Pyhajoki village situated in Hanhikivi Peninsula, south of Oulu, in northern Finland. The firm has bought the nuclear energy plant as a turnkey supply. The plant provider is RAOS Project Oy, which is a part of the Rosatom Group. RAOS Project Oy is answerable for the design, building, set up and commissioning of the plant. The design of the nuclear energy plant will probably be primarily based on the Leningrad nuclear energy plant situated in Sosnovy Bor, Russia. The plant will comprise one 1,200MW VVER-1200 nuclear reactor.
Fennovoima has opted to make use of reprocessed uranium (RepU) because the gasoline in Hanhikivi 1. The RepU for the plant will probably be manufactured in Russia both by a MSZ plant in Elektrostal or the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP). The course of permits utilization of uranium that may in any other case go to waste. RepU is commonly confused with blended oxide gasoline (MOX) that incorporates plutonium. However, RepU solely incorporates completely different uranium isotopes and no plutonium in any respect. RepU has been or is at the moment utilized in Europe in Switzerland, France, Germany, and Sweden.
(Source and Image: Fennovoima – Hanhikivi NPP building web site)
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