Topical at the construction site

Infrastructure as well as auxiliary buildings and supporting buildings valued at EUR 400–500 million will be built at the Hanhikivi 1 site. See the video and photo gallery below to take a quick look at what is going on at the construction site.

At the moment, approximately 220 people are working at the construction site on any given day. The Sitemanager system includes 554 companies, of which 514 are Finnish. Over 2,600 people have passed the site access training. 

Construction of the nuclear power plant will start once Fennovoima has been granted a construction license for the plant. The nuclear power plant consists of a reactor building, a turbine building, a control room building, and fuel buildings, among others. The highest number of people involved in the construction of the nuclear power plant at a time will be around 4,000.

Contractor area for companies

Access permit to the construction site

Site access training for Hanhikivi 1 site

Construction site visits


 

Construction site notifications

13.09.2018

Water engineering of the port area continues to the south of Hanhikivi peninsula

BMGS Eesti filial will continue the dredging and water engineering works of the port and the cooling water intake channel and backup intake channel that were started by Terramare Oy in 2016. Terramare was able to complete more than 90% of the work last year. The work will start in September with dredging and excavation in the port area.

The dredging and excavation will cause local noise disturbance, as well as turbidity of the water in the working area and in its immediate vicinity. The dredging and excavation will be performed from the sea. Most of the dredging mass will be transferred to the mainland. The noise and the turbidity of the water will be monitored with continuously operating meters. Fishing in the construction areas and in their immediate vicinity will not be possible during the construction work.

Dredging will take place 24/7 as long as there is no ice cover. Underwater blasting may be performed between May 20 and October 10, taking into account the spawning period of fish. The work in the water areas will be performed in compliance with two water resources management permits granted by the Regional State Administrative Agency of Northern Finland.

BMGS Eesti filial is also in charge of the dredging and excavation of the cooling water discharge channel to the north of the Hanhikivi peninsula, which started in July.

12.07.2018

Dredging and excavation starting to the north of the Hanhikivi peninsula

Dredging and excavation in front of the Hanhikivi peninsula will continue with a project stage that includes the construction of cooling water discharge structures and related protective embankments. The dredging and excavation connected to the cooling water discharge structures will start in July to the north of the Hanhikivi peninsula. The work will be performed by BMGS Eesti filial. The client is Titan-2.

The dredging and excavation will cause local noise disturbance, as well as turbidity of the water in the working area and in its immediate vicinity. Special attention to mitigating the noise impact, especially at night, has been paid in the work plans and risk assessments. According to the work plan, blasting will only be performed between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. Most of the dredging and excavation will be performed from the mainland. The noise and turbidity of the water will be monitored with continuously operating meters. Fishing in the construction areas and in their immediate vicinity will not be possible during the construction work.

Dredging will take place 24/7 as long as there is no ice cover. Underwater blasting may be performed between May 20 and October 10, taking into account the spawning period of fish. The work in the water areas will be performed in compliance with the water resources management permits and environmental permits from the Regional State Administrative Agency of Northern Finland. The permit decisions include regulations on the performance of hydraulic engineering works, fishery fees, compensation to commercial fishermen and monitoring of the environment during construction, among other issues.

The cooling water discharge channel will be some 70 meters in width, 300 meters in length, and 3 meters in depth.

You can also opt to receive notifications about the construction site by email. To join the mailing list, please send an email to pyhajoki@fennovoima.fi.

09.05.2018

Event for neighbors of the Hanhikivi 1 construction site and residents of the area on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

You are welcome to receive more information and discuss summertime activities at the Hanhikivi 1 construction site at the Fennovoima training building on Tuesday, May 15, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Coffee will be served starting at 5:30 pm. The event is meant for neighbors of the Hanhikivi 1 construction site and residents of the area.

Please enroll for the event by May 14: pyhajoki@fennovoima.fi or Kati Mehtomaa, tel. +358 20 757 8581.

At the event, Fennovoima’s Construction Director Jouni Sipiläinen, Raos Project Oy’s Environmental Manager Johanna Koskenranta, Kala- ja vesitutkimus Oy’s Research Director Ari Haikonen, and Sitowise Oy’s Senior Consultant Lauri Erävuori will tell about the work at the construction site, environmental measurements, and the observation of habitats and species.

28.11.2017

Crushing operations at the construction site, environmental permit decision (November 27, 2017)

Stone excavated from the Hanhikivi peninsula will be crushed at the Hanhikivi 1 construction site. The contractor is Tallqvist Infra Oy, a subcontractor of Titan-2. Residents of the area were informed of the starting of the work by letter in August.

The work at the crushing station is part of the excavation of rock material, and the work is subject to an environmental permit that was granted for the crushing of rock (January 15, 2016/PY-YL1/2016). A notification of temporary operations that will cause noise and vibration has been filed with the environmental protection authority of the municipality of Pyhäjoki. The notification covers all working hours not covered by the environmental permit. One crushing period pursuant to the noise notification was completed between August 23 and November 17, 2017. The start of the crushing period was announced by letter and on this website.

On November 27, 2017, RAOS Project Oy applied for and was granted an amendment of the environmental permit regarding the crushing times. According to the amended permit, crushing operations can be performed at any time of day. Crushing will be performed during daylight hours whenever this is possible, however.

Dust, noise, and vibration caused by the rock crushing will be monitored in accordance with a monitoring plan approved by the authorities. To limit the environmental impact, embankments made from crushed stone have been built around the crushing device. They will prevent noise in the sea area and the closest residential areas. The crushing operations do not involve any blasting. The plant supplier, RAOS Project, is in charge of continuous monitoring and the comparison of limit values. The measuring points farthest away from the crushing area are in the immediate vicinity of the closest residential areas.

The crushed stone will be used to build roads and raise the land on the Hanhikivi peninsula, for example. No crushed stone will be removed from the construction site area and the operations will not increase the traffic volume on Hanhikiventie road.

You can also opt to receive notifications about the construction site by email. To join the mailing list, please send an email to pyhajoki@fennovoima.fi.

Movement restriction

There is a movement restriction imposed by the Ministry of the Interior for the construction site on the Hanhikivi peninsula. The restricted area covers the land areas owned by Fennovoima and the water area limited by the construction site.
The restriction has been imposed in order to secure the operations and the property at the construction site, as well as to protect the people working there. Anybody violating the restriction can be ordered to pay a fine.

Aviation prohibition at the Hanhikivi peninsula

Aviation at the Hanhikivi peninsula construction site has been prohibited by a Government Decree. The aviation prohibition area covers the fenced-in construction site area on the Hanhikivi peninsula and the surrounding land and water areas in the immediate vicinity of the construction site. Aviation is only allowed if it is connected to the maintenance of the future Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant or specifically connected to its operation.