The company building the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear unit in northwest Finland says its target is to get the construction licence in 2019 and to begin construction in 2020, a spokeswoman told NucNet in an email today. Fennovoima, which is building a Russia-supplied 1,200-MW VVER pressurised water reactor at Hanhikivi, was responding to unconfirmed reports in Russian media that the project is behind schedule. The latest schedule on Rosatom’s website says construction was scheduled to start in 2018 with commercial operation in 2024. Fennovoima submitted the construction licence application in the summer of 2015. In March 2018 Fennovoima said it faced challenges in 2017 delivering design documentation to the regulator, but remained on track to receive the construction permit in 2019.
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