Fennovoima cancels its construction licence application for nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki

Photo of Fennovoima's construction site

On 24 May 2022, Fennovoima Oy submitted to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment a notification by which it cancels the construction licence application concerning the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant. The company announced on 2 May 2022 that it has terminated the plant delivery contract concluded with Russian RAOS Project.

Fennovoima submitted to the Ministry a construction licence application addressed to the Government in June 2015 and updated versions of it in August 2015 and April 2021.  

On 9 June 2022, the Government decided that the process of Fennovoima Oy’s construction licence application for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant expires. The Government’s decision means that any administrative measures to process the application will cease.

More details on Fennovoima’s website.

Inquiries:
Riku Huttunen, Director General,
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. + 358 50 431 6518
Liisa Heikinheimo, Senior Ministerial Adviser,
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7035