Fennovoima Oy’s construction licence application

On 30 June 2015, Fennovoima Oy submitted to the Government a construction licence application concerning the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant.

In the autumn of 2015, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) launched a statutory hearing, circulating the construction licence application for comments. Citizens were asked to present their opinions or statements on the application by the end of March 2016. Statements were also requested from ministries, authorities, municipalities and civic organisations as well as the Swedish authorities in accordance with the agreement on the construction of nuclear installations in border areas.

Fennovoima Oy submitted on 22 June 2016 an EIA programme (in Finnish) on Fennovoima’s own spent nuclear fuel disposal facility. MEAE made its final statement on EIA programme 16 December 2016.

The decision on the construction licence can be presented to the Council of State at the earliest in 2019.

 

Further information: jorma.aurela(at)tem.fi