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

The Finnish company Fennovoima has withdrawn an application for a license to build a nuclear power plant (NPP) Hanhikivi-1 in northwestern Finland. On Tuesday, May 24, the company said in a statement.
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“Work at the Pyhäjoki site related to the contract has been stopped. <…> Some of Fennovoima’s work will be completed in the coming weeks,” the statement said.

The company emphasized that they decided to focus on “preserving the territory of Pyhäjoki”.

On May 2, Fennovoima announced the termination of the contract with the Finnish company RAOS Project, which is part of the state corporation Rosatom, for the construction of the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant.

Then Rosatom said that they were disappointed with the decision of the management of the Finnish company. The state corporation added that the project was progressing, and work between the customer and the contractor had already been established.

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